Specialism: Adult Services, Children and families, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Other
Location: England: East Midlands
Social Work Expert & Signs of Safety Practitioner. SW England registered & highly experienced Social Worker with 20 years substantial social work experience of working with vulnerable adults and also children & young people in care who present with multiple/complex support needs (mental health, substance misuse, offending behaviour, SEND/LD/Autism). Culturally Competent Practitioner & specialist in working with BAME children, young people & families. Social Care Advisor & Independent Advocate for The Black Child Agenda. I am an extremely passionate & determined Advocate for children & young people to ensure positive outcomes (Children's Rights). Member of the Contextual Safeguarding Network.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Inter-agency working, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Strategy, Training and tutoring, Voluntary sector
Diploma in Social Work (Youth Justice)
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Gangs, Serious Youth Violence & CCE.
BAME children & families.
High risk adolescents (CCE/CSE).
Independent advocacy (Children's/Parents Rights).