I am a senior social worker, Practice Educator who has been working within the social care arena for over twenty years. I hold a Psychology, Social Work degree and am a qualified Practice Educator through Middlesex University.
Over the years I have worked extensively with children and their families in local authority settings, LAC, CIN, adoption and fostering in a private setting. I have also provided assessments and mediation for CAFCASS when family relationships have broken down, and children have become at the centre of the dispute.
My work has primarily been within CAMHS settings, or working alongside family therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists and teachers.
My main skills are developing working relationships with families and providing assessments either to the court or to determine the best way forward for a child and their family. I have also provided support groups for young women in schools as well as parenting groups. The former involved supporting girls (school years 7 and 8) who had been identified as struggling with peer groups, pressure of 'fitting in', self-
More recently, I have gained experience of working as a senior safeguarding lead within a low secure CAMHS Tier 4 setting.
|Assessments and Diagnosis|
|Recommended Books and Resources|
|Dr Judy Eaton|
|Dr Louise Walker|
|Autism and the CJS|
|PDA course (Parents)|
|PDA course (Schools)|
|Understanding Autism and PDA for Health Professionals|
|Managing Children or Adults with Autism or PDA|