Specialist profile

Mr Ian Ford
Contact details
Business name: Addvention
Limited company registered in: England and Wales
Company's registered number:


Address: 72 Heathwood Gardens
City: London
County: London
Postal Code: SE7 8ER
Telephone: +442082446717
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families, Mental Health, Other
Location: England: London, England: South East

Ian has worked as a Social Worker with care leavers and looked after children, and as an Education Welfare and Early Help practitioner, working mainly with special schools in a SE London borough. Prior to becoming a Social Worker, he was Chief Officer of a Community Health Council. Services offered: Long-arm Practice Educator / Assessor; Continuing Professional Development around the interface between education and other children's services; Direct work with families and young people around Special Education Needs, school exclusion, ADHD and ASD. Advocacy and advice / representation for school meetings, SEN panels; Social work assessments with education focus.

I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector

BSc(Hons), DipSW, DMS, ADipEd(SEN), MInstLM.

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Experienced (Level 2) Practice Educator ; Certificate in Stress Management; Best Interest Assessor