Specialism: Children and families
Location: 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
I have specialised in Children in Care and Child Protection for the entirety of my career. I have extensive experience of preparing and presenting reports and giving evidence in the Magistrates, County and High Courts. I have extensive experience of chairing Multi-Agency Child Protection Conferences and presenting Multi-Agency development on all aspects of Child Protection. For five years I managed a team of Social Workers, Social Work Assistants and Deputy Team Manager on extremely busy Child Protection Teams, covering all aspects of Child Welfare both in early intervention to adoption case hearings.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
BSc Hons Social Work
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Assessment of families where there is actual/likely physical, emotional, sexual abuse and/or neglect with a particular focus on attachment systemic reflection and family support