Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: North East
Registered with Social Work England-19 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 independent expert witness- specifically civil litigation, 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 .
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: Social Work England
Signs of Safety methodology for working with children and families.
Expert witness in civil litigation proceedings for children represented by the official solicitor as a litigant friend.