Specialist profile

Ms Nicola Hale
Contact details
Address: 262 Whitehorse Lane
City: London
Postal Code: SE25 6UW
Telephone: 07954605042
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families, Criminal Justice
Location: England: London, England: North West
Profile:

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
Qualifications:

MA Social Work CQSW

Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Extra skills:

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.