Specialism: Children and families, Criminal Justice
Location: England: London, England: North West
I have worked variously as a Probation Officer, Family Court Welfare Officer, Children’s Guardian and Independent Reviewing Officer. I have been a Safeguarding Manager for the last 7 Years. I have experience in writing complex reports for courts and giving evidence as an expert witness. I led a multi-disciplinary Parenting Assessment team and have experience in undertaking fostering assessments. I am trained in Coaching and Understanding Trauma and have a diploma in Systemic Supervision. I have chaired Secure Reviews and contributed on behalf of a Local Authority to Serious Case Reviews.
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, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Strategy, Supervision
MA Social Work CQSW
Professional registrations: Social Work England
An experienced chairperson and a successful community campaigner, I also have personal experience of advocacy on behalf of a child with special needs, so understand a service user’s perspective.