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.
MSW (Distinction) Postgraduate diploma in Approved Social Work Practice, PQSW, Graduate Certificate BIA
Advocacy, Assessment, Risk management, Care planning, Best Interest Assessment, Report writing , Supervision, & Mentoring, Training, Quality Assurance, Policy & Service development.