I worked in front line child protection for a LA for 7 years as a Social Worker, then Senior Practitioner and then became a Consultant Social Worker. I undertook complex assessments, had supervisory responsibility and mentored a senior practitioner. I was duty manager 1.5 days pw, I made safeguarding threshold decisions and allocated cases, provided case direction and supported others to complete court reports within timescales. I chaired strategy discussions and undertook a LADO investigation. Since 2018 I have been the director of Emma Phillips Consultancy Ltd and have been assessing prospective foster carers for IFA’s and have been completing SGO assessments for the LA’s.