Specialist profile

Ms Alison Couzens
Contact details
Business name: Freelance Assistance Ltd
Address: 14 Meadowlands
City: Rowlands Castle
County: Hampshire
Postal Code: PO9 6BZ
Telephone: 07958367915
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: Isle of Wight, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
Profile:

I am an experienced social worker having qualified in 1994. I have experience of working in a variety of settings including child protection, Children Looked After, Children with disabilities, fostering teams, including local authority and independent fostering agencies. I have carried out Prospective Adopters reports, fostering assessments including viability assessments, connected carers assessments and SGO assessments. I carry out contact supervision, including observation and analysis. I also carry out staff supervision and support in all aspects. I also offer equine therapy for children with disabilities and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am HCPC registered.

I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Family assessment, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Voluntary sector
Qualifications:

DIPSW/HE BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration

Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Extra skills:

Equine Therapy which can be used for one to one or group therapy. Offered to children in care, children with disabilities, individuals who would benefit from non talking therapy.