Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health, Criminal Justice
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
13 years’ experience in social work practice and management with a variety of client groups including people with physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities, autism, and older people. Expertise in the MCA and DOLS, transitions from Children’s to Adults Services, hospital discharge, working with people who have experienced sexual exploitation, human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers. A passion for people, with the principles of social inclusion, unconditional positive regard and valuing all individuals are at the heart of my values. Confident, approachable, creative, organised, with the ability to work collaboratively with other organisations and colleagues.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, 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
MA Social Work
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Care Act, MCA, Best Interests Assessor, COP, Independent Expert Reports, Social Circumstances Reports, transitions, complaints, CHC, service development, Transforming Care, practice educator.