Specialist profile

Mrs Karen Paige
Contact details
Business name: Meridian Social Work Limited
Address: C/O BOOX
2nd Floor, The Port House
Port Solent Marina
City: Portsmouth
Postal Code: PO6 4TH
Telephone: 07969676402
Professional information
Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: London, England: South East

I qualified as a Social Worker in 2002. From 2002 - 2016 I worked as a Local Authority Mental Health Social Worker. I am a qualified AMHP and held a warrant for 10 years. I also have experience as a Forensic Social Worker. My last position held was as Professional Lead for a daytime AMHP service.In addition to Mental health I have a further specialism in Mental Capacity qualifying as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA) in 2014. My last position held was as Professional Lead for a DoLS team.I have a further interest in staff development and education with experience in supervision and training and having some experience of work in a University setting.

I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Direct work with service users, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector

MSW (Distinction) Postgraduate diploma in Approved Social Work Practice, PQSW, Graduate Certificate BIA

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Advocacy, Assessment, Risk management, Care planning, Best Interest Assessment, Report writing , Supervision, & Mentoring, Training, Quality Assurance, Policy & Service development.