Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: South West
I have over twenty years of experience of working with children and families. The majority of my work has been within frontline child protection services as a Social Worker, Team Manager, and as a Children’s Guardian. I have experience of working with children and families involving Human Trafficking, Forced Marriage. I have extensive experience of assessing children and families, including parent and child assessments within the court arena and provide high quality assessment reports. I have held a number of management roles including Team Management and also as a Child Protection Officer, Independent Reviewing Officer and Local Authority Designated Officer.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Placements, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Strategy, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Voluntary sector
BSc (Hons) Social Work + DipSW
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Hard working, reliable, strong social work ethics and values. I’m adaptable, communicate effectively and use an empathic approach. Highly organised, motivated to complete work to strict deadlines.