Specialist profile

Gary Spencer-Humphrey
Contact details
Business name: Expert Social Worker Ltd (trading as Social Worker Gary)
Limited company registered in: England and Wales
Company's registered number:


Address: Unit 24 Highcroft Industrial Estate
Enterprise Road
City: Waterlooville
County: Hampshire
Postal Code: PO8 0BT
Telephone: 07834768103
Professional information
Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Other
Location: Cymru: East, Cymru: Mid, Cymru: North, Cymru: South, Cymru: West, England: East, England: East Midlands, England: Isle of Wight, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey

Gary is an experienced social worker with a specialism in adults social care. He has completed the higher social worker awards in adult safeguarding and specialist awards in mental health (leading to AMHP and BIA status). He is regularly instructed in matters relating to mental capacity, the Court of Protection, mental health, and NHS continuing healthcare. In 2012, Gary was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to sit on Mental Health Review Tribunal. In 2017, he won a national social work award (Social Worker of the Year Awards). In 2019, he was shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Award for the category of UK - Social Care.

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, 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

BA (Hons), LL.B (Hons), PGDip Safeguarding Adults, MSc Advanced Mental Health Practice (qualified AMHP and BIA)

Professional registrations: Social Care Wales, Social Work England
Extra skills:

Best Interests Assessor; Approved Mental Health Professional; Practice and ASYE Assessor. Holder of the CPD Expert Witness Certificate (Bond Solon) for Civil and Family Law.