After 30 years working in local authority children's services followed by nearly three years as a regulatory inspector, I started work as an independent social work 18 months ago. Since then I have been working with children's homes to improve and maintain services and worked with managers to improve leadership skills. I've completed safeguarding investigations, advocacy work and supervision with senior managers.
I've done a range of assessments for local authorities including special guardianship, parenting and viability work. My extensive experience has been invaluable in helping me make sound professional judgments under pressure and within strict timescales.