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 G H K L M P S T W O N Karen Singer Personal Information Qualifications: CQSW + Personal Social Services Fellowship; Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate Services Offered: Assessments and Expert Witness Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Cultural issues, Domestic violence, Learning difficulties / Special needs, Mental Health and Sexual abuse issues Other Expertise: Romany, Jewish, Life Story Work Foreign Languages: English Regions available: East Midlands, Eastern, London, South East, South West, Wales and West Midlands Location: London and West Country Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07590 366230 Telephone: 07590 366230 Profile Since qualifying I had been a Social Worker and Senior Practitioner in several London Boroughs and in Avon prior to my current work as an Independent Social Worker and self employed Children’s Guardian. I had also been a tutor at Bristol University specialising in Family and Child Care issues relevant to Courts and with clarity of evidence and in reports. I have 30 years full time professional experience in a wide range of complex family situations including those requiring sensitivity and cultural awareness, and a particular concern for sibling contact to be established, maintained and advocated. Patricia Sweeney Personal Information Qualifications: BSoc Sc; MSW; MSc Mental Health; MII Mediator Services Offered: Assessments, Complaints, Consultancy and Teaching / Mentoring Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Cultural issues, Domestic violence, Mental Health, Sexual abuse issues and Traveller / Roma Families Other Expertise: Will supervise access visits; Housing assessments for sex offenders Foreign Languages: Gaelic Regions available: Ireland Email: email@example.com Profile I have been a Senior Social Worker working in Ireland’s largest local Authority where I assisted individuals and families to live independently whilst encouraging safe and secure communities. During this time, I completed a Masters in Mental Health, with a particular focus on forensic mental health and housing (published) and have also undertaken research for the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. I’ve worked with multiple internal and external stakeholders in developing and completing housing assessments for sex offenders. I am currently practicing as a mediator in community mediation. With over 20 years’ experience in social work, I am a member of CORU and the IASW (Irish Association of Social Workers). Elena Sandrini Personal Information Qualifications: CQSW Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Consultancy, Expert Witness, Teaching / Mentoring and Therapy / Counselling / Direct work Specialism: Alcohol and drug misuse, Cultural issues, Domestic violence, Immigration and asylum seekers, Learning difficulties / Special needs and Sexual abuse issues Other Expertise: International Assignments Foreign Languages: English and Italian Regions available: East Midlands, Eastern, International, London and South East Location: London Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07768 352551 Telephone: 07768 352551 Profile I have 38 years experience of working with children and families gained in England, mainland Europe and some third world countries. I specialise in undertaking complex risk and kinship assessments in the UK and abroad, especially in third world states. I have considerable experience in assisting parties to identify common grounds and to enable conciliation when to do so is realistic and appropriate. I have a proven ability to work with those whose ability to care for them is impaired by learning disability of by the effect of substance misuse. I am a strong and effective motivator. I am a trained mediator, I am fluent in Italian and I am approved by the Italian Consulate to undertake assessments in Italy and my work is recognised by the Italian Courts. I have undertaken training as a coach with animas and I available to coach and mediate in English and Italian. Sarah Saunders Personal Information Qualifications: CQSW, MSc Professional Studies (Children and the Courts) Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Consultancy, Expert Witness, Teaching / Mentoring and Therapy / Counselling / Direct work Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Domestic violence, Immigration and asylum seekers, Learning difficulties / Special needs and Sexual abuse issues Foreign Languages: English Regions available: London, South East and South West Location: South East Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07739 804414 Telephone: 07739 804414 Profile I have 36 years experience in social work working with children and families within the court system. Following an early career in local authority, I worked as a Guardian (GALRO) between 1984 – 2002. I have undertaken assessments as an Independent Social Worker since 1998. I am used to giving evidence in all tiers of court. I also undertake adoption work. I have experience of chairing LAC reviews and Child Protection Conferences. I am particularly interested in neglect and attachment issues. I also work part time as a Child Protection Advisor. Kev Stroud Personal Information Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc in SW, CQSW, Practice Teaching Award Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Complaints, Consultancy and Expert Witness Specialism: Alcohol and drug misuse, Allegations of parental alienation, Domestic violence, Learning difficulties / Special needs, Mental Health, Online abuse and Grooming and Sexual abuse issues Foreign Languages: English Regions available: International, London and South East Location: Surrey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07504 163211 Telephone: 07504 163211 Profile I am an Independent Social Worker and Social Work Consultant with nearly 30 years experience of practice and management in social care services, primarily in local authority child protection work. I have worked in various teams - assessment, care planning and court work included - and dealt with a wide range of risk issues for children. I began working independently in 2016. I have well developed assessment, care planning, supervisory and report writing skills. My interests are in improving the effectiveness and quality of services and ensuring good assessment, planning and long-term outcomes for children and families. Fareena Shaheed Personal Information Qualifications: MSc Social Work; DipSW, 1996 BA (Hons)2:1 Social Policy and Administration 1992 Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Complaints, Consultancy, Expert Witness and Teaching / Mentoring Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse and Cultural issues Foreign Languages: English Regions available: East Midlands, Eastern, International, London, North West and South East Location: Thames Valley, London Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07740 404645 Telephone: 07740 404645 Profile I qualified as a Social Worker in 1996 and commenced work in a local authority, undertaking the full range of statutory intervention. After working with an Independent Fostering Provider I joined Cafcass as a Family Court Adviser, then progressing to Service Manager. I later returned to local authority practice in a QA and Practice Development role. As an Independent Practitioner I provide a broad range of assessments, including parenting, issues of immigration, and Adoption and Fostering assessments. I have IRO experience, and contributed the OU SW degree course as an Associate Lecturer. I regularly design and deliver training for practitioners. Sobia Sultana Personal Information Qualifications: Msc Social Work Services Offered: Assessments, Chairing, Complaints and Teaching / Mentoring Specialism: Adoption and Fostering, Alcohol and drug misuse, Cultural issues, Domestic violence, Forced marriages, Learning difficulties / Special needs, Mental Health and Sexual abuse issues Other Expertise: Cultural Issues Foreign Languages: English and Punjabi Regions available: East Midlands, Eastern, International, London, South East and Wales Location: London Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07771010374 Telephone: 07771010374 Profile After qualifying as a social worker in 2015, I have predominately worked within child protection within local authority settings, and I have experience of care proceeding work. I have completed a variety of assessments and have specific experience within domestic abuse and working with families from different cultures. My areas of interest include sexual exploitation, parents with learning difficulties and forced marriage. I am also a fostering and adoption panel member as well as been a form f and Pars assessor.