Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: North East, Scotland: Borders, Scotland: Central, Scotland: Lothian
SWE and SSSC registered-18 years post qualifying experience in statutory social work with children and families. Graduate with PQ awards in social work. Extensive experience in reporting to court as an expert witness, risk assessment, kinship and parenting assessments. Licensed PAMS assessor (Parenting assessment for parents who have learning disabilities). Former Team manager for front line child protection service in a top performing Local Authority having Partners in Practice status. Former Team manager for CWD service.
I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring
BA Hons/ Diploma in Social Work/PQSW
Professional registrations: Scottish Social Services Council, Social Work England
Signs of Safety methodology for working with children and families. Licensed PAMS (parenting assessment manual software) Assessor