Specialism: Children and families, Criminal Justice
Location: England: London, England: South East
An experienced independent social worker with 20 years’ child care experience at both operational and strategic level. I work as an expert witness in care proceedings and private law matters and run a specialist family support provision, offering community based intensive assessment/drug treatment support to parents in recovery, offering supervised contact/family group conferences. I chair child protection case conferences, have worked as a Child's Guardian and Independent Reviewing Officer. I offer 1-1 and group coaching/clinical supervision/training to social work professionals and deliver targeted training in safeguarding, parental substance misuse/risk assessments and CSE.
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, Family assessment, Government offices, 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
Diploma in Social Work; PG Diploma in Health & Social Care Management; BA(hons) Criminal Justice Studies; PG Cert in Supervision
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
- Reflective supervision/mentoring/coaching
- Analytical/report writing and auditing skills