Specialist profile

Ms Karen Matchett
Contact details
Address: 1 Kingsholm Square
City: Gloucester
County: Gloucestershire
Postal Code: GL1 2QJ
Telephone: 07866549050
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: South West, England: West Midlands

I am a qualified social worker with 12 years experience up to TM level in child protection/court teams. I have worked as a Children's Guardian/FCA (private/public law). I am an accredited story stem assessor. I am PAMS trained. I have experience of completing therapeutic life story work with children in foster care/adoptive placements.I am available for story stem, parenting assessments, sibling assessments, viability and SGO assessments, kinship/connected persons assessments and risk assessments. I also complete adoption support assessments and can provide post placement contact supervision. I have wide experience of giving evidence in court and can work to tight deadlines.

I work with: Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Local authority departments, Post placement contract, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Solicitors, Therapeutic work

BSc (Hons) Social Work

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Analytical report writing
Relationship building