Specialist profile

Ms Shirley James
Contact details
Business name: Gloucestershire County Council
Address: 58 Victoria Street
County: Gloucestershire
Postal Code: GL14 2HR
Telephone: 07896105941
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families, Criminal Justice
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: Isle of Wight, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber

I obtained my qualification in 1994. At this point I worked with offenders who committed acts of sexual abuse of children and adults. I worked in therapy with them. I also worked in a prison setting for 5 years. 2005 I worked as a Treatment Manager/Programmes manager for domestic abuse offenders. I progressed to Team Manger. In 2015 I went to work in Social Care. I was a fostering social worker, completing Form F assessments for potential foster carers. I then moved on to working with foster carers with vulnerable teenagers. In 2019 I began working with children and families in the Safeguarding team.

I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Family assessment, Government offices, Local authority departments, Quality assurance, Solicitors, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Voluntary sector

BSc in Psychology and DipSW

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Interpersonal skills, working as a team member, non judgemental attitude. Listening skills are really good, I build relationships through supporting children and families to improve their lives.