Specialism: Adult Services, Children and families, Criminal Justice
Location: England: London, England: South East
An experienced independent social worker with over 20 years’ experience at operational and strategic level, I work as an expert witness in care proceedings and private law matters and practice as a Child's Guardian. I manage a specialist family support provision, coordinating a variety of social work support to families, including parenting assessments, supervised contact/family group conferences and a drug treatment programme for parents in recovery. I provide consultancy/ 1-1/group coaching as well as clinical supervision/training alongside bespoke safeguarding training workshops to a variety of audiences, including multi-agency forums and parent and carer groups.
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: Social Work England
Assessment and analytical skills, delivery of strength-based approaches, direct work with children, effective communication and presentation skills, mentoring/coaching/auditing process design.