30 yrs exp in a range of setting working with children and families with multiple and complex needs - included both Youth Justice and welfare in residential and local government social services departments. Managed a secure unit for young males - responsibility for strategic and operational practice and service delivery of a staff team of 18. led on the development of a number of successful family focused services within local authority including being a founding member of the Family Intervention Project under the 'Trouble Families Agenda' back in 2004. Wide experience in providing external supervision and training to residential social work teams in UK and Southern Ireland.
HND Social Work: HND in Higher Education 2000 -2002: PQSW PQ1 Kingston University 2004; Executive Diploma in Management L7
Trained in Parenting work - trained in SFSC, Triple P and Care for the Family Parent Facilitator. Gangs work and ASB. Experienced in team building, staff training and managerial supervision.