Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health, Criminal Justice
Location: Cymru: North, England: North East, England: North West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
Since 2002, I have been a qualified social worker and an Independent Best Interest Assessor for DoLS in North-West England, completing over 2500 individual cases in that time. By observing guidelines in section 4 (7) of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. I also observe guidance under paragraph 4.58 of the DOLS Code of Practice that accompanies the MCA 2005. As an Independent social worker, I have completed Court of Protection reports. These reports included capacity and best interest assessments. As of 2022, I am an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
I work with: Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Post placement contract, Private/ independent sector, Regulatory bodies, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Therapeutic work, Voluntary sector
BA (Hons) Social work, BIA/DoLS, AMHP
Professional registrations: Social Care Wales, Social Work England
Learning Disabilities, physical, Older people Safeguarding social work. Mental health. Dementia and younger people with mental health issues.
AMHP working with people who have mental health issues.