Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: Cymru: North, England: East Midlands, England: North East, England: North West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I have been a qualified social Worker since 2002 and Independent Best Interest Assessor for DoLS across the North-West England for the past 4 years, completing well over 950 individual cases. 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. I have completed Court of Protection reports for Knowsley Council as an Independent social worker, included in those reports where, Capacity and best interest assessments.
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
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Learning Disabilities, physical, Older people Safeguarding social work. Mental health. Dementia and younger people with mental health issues.