Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: London, England: South East, England: South West
I am a qualified Independent Social Worker with 12-years experience in the private and public sectors. I have worked within the UK for 10 years and previously qualified and worked in Canada. I have extensive knowledge of Child Protection, Early Intervention and Looked After Children through various positions within Local Authorities. I undertake independent fostering, adoption and assessment work. I have a varied and thorough understanding of quality assurance, training newly qualified social workers, auditing, preparation for Ofsted inspections, stage 1 and 2 complaints and case review regarding best practice and outcomes for families.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Strategy, Supervision, Training and tutoring
Bachelor Social Work (Canada), PQ Specialist SW award (Bedford).
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)