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.
Registered with Social Work England
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.