I am a Social Worker with thirty years social work experience. I have worked primarily in Children Services with a brief period working within Mental Health. I have worked on a long term basis within two local authorities and over the last 3 years as an Independent Social Worker I have worked with a number of different authorities. My last post within a Local Authority was that of Safeguarding Manager. I have a wealth of experience in working and planning for children in care and I have both been and managed Independent Reviewing Officers. As an Independent Social Worker I have completed Form F Assessments, PAR, SGO reports Rule 29 reports.