Specialist profile

Mr Laurence Chester
Contact details
Business name: Alphabet Social Work
Address: c/o Rayner Essex
Faulkner House
Victoria St
City: St Albans
Postal Code: AL1 3SE
Telephone: 07974800456
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: East, England: London

I qualified in 1995 and am experienced at managerial and frontline levels within Children Services. I have undertaken assessments and written reports for Court in regard to child protection concerns & immigration and asylum issues (S55). Whilst acting as an independent social worker, I chaired national government forums concerned with child migration issues as well as represented the UK government at international negotiations and forums. My experience includes working at Director level within private social housing sector. At this time I sat on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation advisory group to government on social housing for refugees.

I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Private/ independent sector, Regulatory bodies, Research, Solicitors, Strategy, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector

DipSW, BA (Hons.) MA (Social Work)

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Specialist Areas: Court Reports, Family Assessments, Child Protection, Independent reports, Immigration & Asylum