Specialist profile

Mrs Polly Baynes
Contact details
Business name: 1964
Address: The Granary
City: Devon
Postal Code: TQ9 6EE
Telephone: 07963164454
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: South West

I work across the South West as an ISW and trainer. My work includes parenting assessments, risk assessments in cases involving family violence, private law work, contact assessments, kinship care assessments, direct work with children, life story work, mentoring and chairing disruption meetings and child appreciation days.

I have 34 years experience in children and families social work, having practiced as a local authority social worker, IRO, independent chair and children's guardian. I have been an independent social worker since 2004. I have published in the field and I also work for a national organisation developing and delivering training and resources.

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, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies

CQSW, Advanced Award, Msc in Advanced Social Work, Certificate in Playtherapy

Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Extra skills:

Specialist skills in direct work and risk assessment relating to family violence. Special interests in kinship care, contact and parents with learning disabilities.