I began working in the field of adult social care in 1986 and attained the DipSW in 1996, since this time I have continued to gain experience and academic qualification to ensure a high standard of professional practice. Whilst working directly for Local Authorities within adult services I have achieved: senior social worker, senior practitioner and team manager status. Within the private sector I have provided professional social work supervision and social work consultancy services. I first registered as an Independent Social Worker in 2015. As an independent I am happy to engage in direct work with individuals and families.