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: Health & Care Professions Council (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.