Staff Profiles: Kate Hammond

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Staff Profile: Kate Hammond
Lecturer in Social Work, Social Care and Youth Work

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Kate Hammond

Lecturer in Social Work, Social Care and Youth Work

Social Work and Social Care

I am a Qualified Social Worker and Senior Practitioner, who is registered with HCPC. I have 12 years experience in 'Front Line' Children and Families Social Work for both the Local Authority, and therapeutically within the private sector. I joined the University in June 2018 as a Lecturer in Social Work, Social Care and Youth Work. My specialism is mental ill health in children and young people, and trauma and attachment.


Having begun my career within L.A Fostering teams, I developed specialist skills in this area. I have worked in the private sector as a therapeutic manager, supporting children with complex attachment difficulties, trauma and mental ill health.

I have practised in many C & F Teams. I therefore have extensive child protection and court work experience.

My greatest passion is supporting the learning and development of others. I have enjoyed researching, writing and delivering many courses to students, foster carers, parents, and colleagues.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Degree in Social Work, Master of Science University of Gloucestershire 2008
Level 2 Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills GLOSCAT 2004

Membership of professional bodies

Registered with HCPC

Teaching and research


As part of my career I have researched, written and delivered the following material / courses to a range of groups, these being: students, foster carers, parents, and colleagues. In addition, my material is widely used by several organisations in the statutory and independent sector.

Understanding Legislation in fostering and adoption.Sexualised behaviours in children and young people.Therapeutic re-parenting.Complex attachment and reflective functioning.Developing analytical skills in practice.The vagal vein and developing instinct in practice.The role of the foster carer.Self-management and resilience in practice. Historic vs current risk assessment for safe and proportionate practice.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate