Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: East Midlands, England: London, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I am an independent social worker working out of Bristol, but willing to travel as required. I am a Best Interest Assessor with over 10 years experience in undertaking both Best Interest and Capacity assessments under the DoLS framework for a number of local authorities having developed and ran a DoLS Service from its inception. I have been commissioned by solicitors to provide capacity assessments in respect of inheritance and probate matters and Deputyship visits. I have also undertaken capacity assessments for Court of Protection applications and provided independent Care Act Assessments on behalf of a local authority. I am available to provide a range of reports including expert witness.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Voluntary sector
MA Social Work (Dist); Full PQSW award (Adults), BIA Module, Dip. Front Line Management (Chartered Institute of Management)
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
I have provided training on Mental Capacity Act and Financial Abuse issues. I have supervised social work students