Qualifications: Certificate of Qualification in Social Work; Diploma in Management Studies
Assessments and Therapy / Counselling / Direct work
Adoption and Fostering, Autism and Learning difficulties / Special needs
East Midlands, Eastern, London and South East
After qualifying in 1971 I worked continuously in the children and families field of social work for independent, voluntary and statutory organisations, in residential and fieldwork settings, until 1988, including seventeen years in local authorities, six as a manager. For thirteen of these I was also an Approved Social Worker under the 1983 Mental Health Act. Since 1998 I have worked as a Children’s Guardian and Independent Social Worker. As an ISW I have prepared over 150 expert reports including assessments of risk, of needs, of parents and family members, generally within complex court proceedings. I give evidence in Court on a frequent basis.