Specialism: Children and families
Location: Scotland: Borders, Scotland: Central, Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland: Fife, Scotland: Grampian, Scotland: Highlands, Scotland: Lothian, Scotland: Orkney, Scotland: Shetland, Scotland: Strathclyde, Scotland: Tayside, Scotland: Western Isles
I have worked in Social Work for approx. 25 years, 19 as a qualified worker. Whilst I have worked in early years and mental health, I have specialised in fostering for the last 15 years. My experience ranges from assessment, support and training to service development/growth, service improvement, service management, and fostering panel advisor. I have latterly focused on Quality Assurance, writing and reviewing policy and procedure, creating quality assurance frameworks, panel development, inspection preparation and managing complaints / appeals. I am an experience fostering and adoption panel chair and have served as an agency decision maker.
I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Compliance, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Family assessment, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Placements, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Strategy, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
BASW, DipSW, PG Cert CP
Professional registrations: Scottish Social Services Council