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Kate Hammond

Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Children, Young People and Families)

I am a Qualified Social Worker and Senior Practitioner, who is registered with SWE. 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… Chevron icon


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.


  • Level 7, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Gloucestershire, 2020
  • Level 7, PEPS Stage 1 and Stage 2 in Practice Education for Social Work, University of Gloucestershire, 2012
  • 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 Social Work England

Teaching & 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.