Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: London, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands
I have worked as an independent since 1998, specialising in work with disabled children, young people, adults and their families. I have consulted disabled children to find out their views about their lives. I have undertaken research for the Council for Disabled Children on services for disabled children from black and other minority ethnic communities, and this was published as a practice guide called Diversity Matters. I have been commissioned by solicitors to undertake independent assessments. I have investigated complaints, chaired reviews, and I am currently working with several Children's homes as their Reg 44 visitor.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Voluntary sector
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Direct work with disabled children and young people.