Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: London, England: South East
I qualified in Social Work in 1996, and am passionate and experienced in Adult safeguarding practice. I have a specific interest in institutional abuse, assessing risk and mental capacity, multi-agency working and 'serious concerns' procedures. I have worked across all social care groups; mental health, acquired brain injury, Dementia, physical and learning disabilities. I previously worked with Children with Disabilities too, including specialist fostering placements, schooling and health support. I am a BIAI have supported students on placements, as well as lead safeguarding workshops at their university. I have gathered information and prepared for Coroners Court.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
Dip SW, BIA, Dip Systemic Practice, BA(hons)
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Communication, Interpersonal skills, Mediation Advocacy Involving people in decision making Writing clear reports evidencing assessment, review, action, outcome. Safeguarding vulnerable people.