Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: East Midlands, England: North East, England: North West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I'm a registered Social Worker with 25 years' practice experience in statutory childcare services; including children looked after, family support, child protection, fostering & adoption, education, supervising trainee SW’s and was a vice-chair of a LA foster panel. I was a Children's Guardian/Family Court Advisor, preparing reports for care proceedings & private law matters. I am an experienced social care regulatory inspector. In August 2015 I became an independent social care consultant. I provide independent external quality assurance reviews for children's home providers & comprehensive child care/risk assessment reports for court and panels.
I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Family assessment, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Practice assessment, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
DipSW, DipHE, PQSW, PQCCA
Professional registrations: Social Work England
PG Diploma Child Welfare & Protection