Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: London, England: South East, England: West Midlands
I have been a qualified social worker for 16 years. I worked with adults with; physical disabilities (including ABI), HIV, learning disabilities, autism, mental health, older people, substance misuse, dual-diagnosis, Carers and completing Best Interest Assessments. I worked specialists roles with people living with HIV/AIDS, people with learning disabilities moving back into the community from inpatient care and Making Safeguarding Personal in line with the Care Act. I also qualified as a practice educator. I have completed numerous Mental Capacity Assessments, in relation to DoLS and in relation to applying to the Court of Protection for Deputyship.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
DipSW/BA in Applied Social Studies, The Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (PEPS), BIA Assessor
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Since working independently (April 2018), I have completed many Best Interest Assessments (DoLS), completed expert witness work, social circumstances reports and a presentation on LPA and Deputyship.