Specialist profile

Mr Chris Dingley
Contact details
Business name: Independent Social Work Services (North West) Ltd
Limited company registered in: England and Wales
Company's registered number:


Address: 1 Harrington Road
County: Merseyside
Postal Code: L23 5ST
Telephone: 07946308017
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families, Other
Location: England: North West, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber, Isle of Man

I have over 30 years experience in safeguarding, as a Children's Guardian, and for the past 16 years in Fostering. I have held roles as a Registered Manager, Service Manager, Quality Assurance Manager & Recruitment Manager. I have been working independently since 2011, predominantly writing policies and procedures, chairing fostering panels, as an independent Agency Decision Maker, Fostering Reviewing Officer, facilitating workshops for SSW's & foster carers, managing assessment teams, setting up and managing foster carer recruitment & assessment services, developing quality assurance tools and processes, and preparing IFA's for inspections. I also undertake complaint investigations.

I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Family assessment, Inspection, Local authority departments, Placements, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Supervision

BA (Hons) Social Work & Social Policy; Diploma in Social Work

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

- Quality Assurance/Service Improvement Work
- Auditing & inspection preparation
- Writing Policies/Procedures
- External ADM
- Chairing Fostering Panels
- Supervision/mentoring of managers