Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: North East, England: North West, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I am a registered social worker with 30 years' experience with children and families, including UASC/ trafficked children, with expertise in safeguarding, fostering and Children in care. I managed a school social work service, was a Children's Rights Officer and an IRO. I am passionate about the 'voice of the child', ensuring it is heard. I have excellent assessment and report writing skills, am well organised, work well under pressure and keep deadlines. I undertake direct work with children. I provide advocacy to children and families. I offer professional supervision and training.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Family assessment, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Post placement contract, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Strategy, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
DipSW & B.ED (Hons).
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Trainer in participation, working with children from abroad, direct work, engaging young people and working with birth parents. Experienced in form F assessments.