I am a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England. I have extensive practice experience in children and families social work. I have been a Guardian Ad Litem, and specialised initially in the field of children with disabilities. I have held board positions as a Non-Executive Director/ both as Chair and Vice Chair of a local branch. I have written for social work magazines and the media, commenting on issues when asked. I consult on all areas of child protection practice and undertake case work. I specialise in youth crime and violence, and disability.