Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: London, England: North West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I qualified and have remained in social work since 1997. My areas of solid experience are with Adults with Mental Health Problems within the specialist sectors and Older people. I have worked across Community Mental Health Teams, Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment, community Mental Mental Health Team (older People) and worked to cover A&E psychiatric assessments.
I am currently completing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009 to add to the role of Best Interest Assessor in 2014. This will compliment my previous experience of the Mental Health Act undertaken as an Approved Social Worker. I have worked across sectors, organisations and complex case work with diverse groups.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Government offices, Inspection, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Research, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
MSc/Pg Diploma/PG Certificate in Approved Mental Health Professional Practice (BIA) March 2013
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
20 plus years working across Social Care and Health, Solicitors and Private Clients. Undertaking Appropriate Adult work in a Social Work Capacity, COP Assessments. Brain Injury. RPR Advocacy Work