Home Search for a social worker Find a Social Worker using the search facility below: Select type of work All Assessments Chairing Complaints Consultancy Expert Witness Other Teaching / Mentoring Therapy / Counselling / Direct work Select specialism All Adoption and Fostering Age Assessments Alcohol and drug misuse Allegations of parental alienation Allegations of radicalisation Autism Cultural issues Domestic violence EHCP (SEN) Female Genital Mutilation Forced marriages Gang and 'county lines' drug supply Immigration and asylum seekers Learning difficulties / Special needs Mental Health Online abuse and Grooming Pams Assessments Playtherapy Sexual abuse issues Traveller / Roma Families Select region All East Midlands Eastern International Ireland London North East North West Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire & Humber Select language All Arabic Bangla Bengali Cantonese English Frafra French Gaelic German Ghanaian Gujarati Gurune Hausa Hebrew Hindi Igbo Irish Italian Malay Mandarin Mirpuri Polish Portuguese Punjabi Russian Spanish Swahili Sylheti Bangla Turkish Urdu Yoruba Search by Name Use of the directory confirms your acceptance of our terms & conditions All A B D F H K L M P S T W N Karl Hedges Personal Information Qualifications: BSc SW 2009; Specialist Practice Award (MA) Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Complaints, Consultancy, Expert Witness, Teaching / Mentoring and Therapy / Counselling / Direct work Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Domestic violence, Learning difficulties / Special needs and Mental Health Foreign Languages: English Regions available: Eastern, London and South East Location: South East Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07557 388884 Telephone: 07557 388884 Profile I have over 15 years experience within children’s services and qualified as a Social Worker in 2009. I have practiced exclusively with children and families across a number of Local Authorities in the UK and overseas. I have worked with children and their families as a Social Worker, Team Manager and Independent Reviewing Officer/Conference Chair. I have significant experience in both public and private Court work. My particular interest is in neglect and parents capacity to make and sustain change. I also hold a PAMS license and specialise in PAMS assessments. I am particularly experienced in the Signs of Safety Model Maxine Harris Personal Information Qualifications: Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in Health and Social Welfare, Diploma in Applied Social Sciences, Diploma in Higher Education, Bachelor of Science Honours degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Childcare Law and Practice Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Consultancy and Expert Witness Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Cultural issues, Domestic violence, Immigration and asylum seekers, Learning difficulties / Special needs, Mental Health and Sexual abuse issues Foreign Languages: English Regions available: East Midlands, North West and West Midlands Location: West Midlands Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07956 502477 Telephone: 07956 502477 Profile After qualifying as a social worker in 1998 I worked in a local authority children and families team mainly in child protection. I commenced independent work in 2003 working initially as a Childrens’ Guardian representing children in public law proceedings. I presently do independent work with local authorities and private fostering agencies. I have prepared numerous reports for court and have acted as an expert witness in family proceedings. I have knowledge of the Islamic culture, dual and mixed heritage families, lesbian and gay partnerships, family assessments, sibling relationships and family contacts. I have chaired child protection and family group conferences and fostering panels. Philippa Hector Personal Information Qualifications: Expert witness certificate (2010), Post Qualifying Child Care Award (2006), Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work – Child Care (2006), PQA Part 1 (2003), Dipsw (2001), Diploma in Higher Education (Social Work) (2001) Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Complaints, Consultancy, Expert Witness, Teaching / Mentoring and Therapy / Counselling / Direct work Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Autism, Cultural issues, Domestic violence, Immigration and asylum seekers, Learning difficulties / Special needs, Mental Health and Sexual abuse issues Foreign Languages: English Regions available: International, South East, South West, Wales and West Midlands Location: Somerset Email: Pippa@HectorISW.co.uk Mobile: 0789 6255180 Telephone: 0789 6255180 Profile Pippa Hector started Hector Independent Assessments in March 2008 having worked in the statutory sector for over 10 years in Child Protection and Mental Health. She quickly gained a reputation for in-depth assessments and as demand has grown established a small team of Social Workers who offer a comprehensive Parenting and Kinship Assessment service. We have developed a framework for parenting assessments that gives a flexible range from snap shots of parents knowledge to in depth assessments over 12 weeks to analyse not only parental understanding but ability to change patterns of behaviour and promote the needs of their children. Julia Isikwe Hughes Personal Information Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in social work, CQSW, Advanced Award in Social Work, CCETSW Practice Teaching Award, Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Teaching / Mentoring and Therapy / Counselling / Direct work Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Autism, Learning difficulties / Special needs, Playtherapy and Sexual abuse issues Foreign Languages: English, German and Russian Regions available: East Midlands, Eastern, London and South East Location: South London Email: email@example.com Mobile: 7770347660 Telephone: 7770347660 Profile I am black of Afro-European heritage. I have worked as a Children and Families’ social worker for Ealing and Staffordshire Social Services departments and since 1995 as a Children’s Guardian. I undertake independent social work parenting assessments for Courts and offer training and consultancy for Guardians and social workers. My specialisms are: West African Culture, Race, Identity and Immigration, international assessments in Germany and Nigeria and therapeutic life story with older children experiencing trauma through abuse or parental disputes. I am a trained psychotherapist for adults and young people. I am Ofsted registered providing adoption support services; www.JIH-counselling.co.uk. Peter Horrocks Personal Information Qualifications: Diploma in Social Work (Freiburg Germany 1988) Services Offered: Assessments, Expert Witness and Other Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Cultural issues and Immigration and asylum seekers Foreign Languages: English, French, German and Spanish Regions available: East Midlands, Eastern, International, London, North East, North West, South East, Wales and West Midlands Location: Cambridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07890 451635 Telephone: 07890 451635 Profile After twenty years as a Social Worker, Team Manager and Senior Manager in the statutory and voluntary sectors, I now work as an Independent Social Worker. I undertake a wide range of different assessments, including complex Court work, parenting assessments, kinship assessments and SGO reports among others. My knowledge of other European and South American languages and cultures allows me to undertake relevant assessments overseas. I undertake assessments in immigration and asylum cases. A report submitted to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) was named as a key document in a recent determination Re: MF(Article 8-New rules)Nigeria. Web: www.peter-horrocks.co.uk.