Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health, Criminal Justice
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I am an independent social worker with over 20 years experience in the social care field, and 15 years post-qualifying experience as a social worker. I have practised independently for 8 years, offering a wide range of independent social work services in relation to adults with social care and health related needs. I offer services that are fully autonomous and independent of statutory and public bodies. My areas of specialism are adult mental health, learning disabilities and addiction. I have a vast array of experience across mental health services which includes dually diagnosed needs, forensic and secure settings, older people, and acute psychiatric delayed discharges.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Post placement contract, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Strategy, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
Diploma Social Work, Diploma HE, Post Grad Diploma Mental Health (Higher Specialist Social Work Award).
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
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