Specialism: Children and families, Mental Health, Criminal Justice
Location: England: London, England: South East, England: South West
Senior grade Independent Social Worker and Safeguarding Consultant. Experienced in working with a range of social work settings including Child protection, LAC, Youth Offending and Parenting Assessments. Expertise includes: Court Work, Parenting Assessments and intervention (residential & community) for Family Courts, Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting Programme Facilitator. Experience of Family Support & Crisis Intervention, Risk Assessments, Contact Supervision (observation & analysis), Direct Work with Service Users, Court Work, Pre-Sentence Reports for Magistrates & Crown Court, Staff Training & Supervision, Child Protection, Consultancy & Quality Assurance.
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, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
BA Hons Social Work, Cert in Care Management, MA Youth Justice, Probation & Applied Criminology, BA Hons Law with French
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Safeguarding audits, Complaints, Investigations, Parenting Assessments, Immigration (Best Interests) reports, Public & Private Law Reports, Form F Assessments, Policy development, Experienced Trainer.