University of Hertfordshire (September 2020- July 2021)

  • Practice Educator Professional Standards Stages 1 and 2: Merit

Institute of Family Therapy (January 2018 and December 2015)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice: Distinction
  • Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families in a Safeguarding Context: Merit

Liverpool Hope University (September 2011-January 2015)

  • BA Social Work: 2:1

Employment Experience

January 2022 – November 2022

Team Manager, Assessment Team, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

  • Managing, leading, organising, developing, nourishing and auditing a team of six Social Workers and one Deputy Team Manager in an Assessment Team described by Ofstead as ‘Exemplary’ during a 2022 focused visit.
  • Being responsible and accountable for the safety, assessment, care planning and intervention of between 120-150 children at any one time.
  • Charing Strategy Meetings, Legal Planning Meetings and being at the forefront of child protection decision making.
  • Reviewing, risk assessing and progressing all referrals on duty and being responsible for their allocation and management. Upholding timescales and supporting the escalation and de-escalation of risk within Children’s Services Systems.
  • Providing systemic, robust and timely 3 weekly supervision sessions for all of my supervisee’s, recording their practice, progressing their skills and challenging and supporting areas of their own and colleagues’ development.
  • Completing spot checks, audits and performance data analysis to maintain and improve practice standards by creating training sessions in response to areas of development and innovative research.
  • Providing decisive action to crisis whilst holistically ensuring intervention is informed by the views of the family and professional network.
  • Effectively responding to, managing and resolving complaints and challenges.
  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with the community our partner agencies and championing, using and sharing their expert knowledge.
  • Co-Facilitating the ‘Black Lives Matter Conversions’ with the clinical team every 6 weeks to improve our understanding and response to issues of race, racism, discrimination and privilege.
  • Delivering in house training on child sexual abuse, trauma, exploitation, pornography, extra familial harm and secondary stress.

March 2020 – January 2022

Senior Systemic Social Worker, Assessment Team, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

  • Case managing the boroughs most at risk families through building trusted social worker client relationships, excellent multi-agency working and creative use of expert knowledge of legal and policy frameworks.
  • Specialising in contextual safeguarding and family therapy approaches within the borough and offering differences within assessment, CIN, CP, LAC and court work.
  • Utilising reflective and reflexive thinking, exploring family’s social GRACES and responding in communication and approach, specific to that families need from a trauma informed position.
  • Supporting, challenging, reviewing and developing the practice, ethics, interventions and values of social work students. Supporting their development and completing numerous evidence and research-based reports on their progress.
  • Providing weekly systemic supervision and numerous training sessions to the student cohort.
  • Facilitating weekly Systemic Group Supervision sessions and utilising systemic thinking and theory to case discussions.

April 2019 – February 2020

Advanced Systemic Social Work Practitioner, Adolescent Team, London Borough of Hounslow

  • Regularly deputising for management across both the Adolescent Social Work and PEACE non statutory teams. Resourcing and embedding specialist learning at an operational and strategic level. Providing professional support to practitioners both in their developing knowledge and skill set and their capacity to manage the impact of secondary trauma.
  • ‘Senior Social work roles as above’

January 2018 – April 2019

Exploitation and Vulnerabilities Coordinator, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Team, London Borough of Hounslow

  • Co-Charing the MASE Panel, and creating new protocols, systems and risk assessments to respond to the borough’s growing levels of extra-familial harm. Strategically driving the agenda and Local Authorities practice within areas of extra familial harm through thematic annual reports and case audits.
  • Co-writing the ‘Protecting and Empowering Against Child Exploitation’ (PEACE) Project bid for the Home Office ‘Trusted Relationship’s’ fund. Playing and integral role in supporting the team’s fruition, development and organisation.
  • Delivering bespoke training, case consultations, multi-agency participation and daily threshold guidance
  • Creating new Policies, direct work tool’s, consultation frameworks and risk assessments for extra familial harm

April 2017 – January 2018

Sexual Violence Specialist Practitioner, Integrated Gangs Team, Westminster City Council

April 2016 – April 2017

Social Worker, Assessment Team, Westminster City Council

February 2015 – April 2016

Social Worker, Early Help Localities Team, Westminster City Council

January 2012- January 2014  

Support Worker, Residential Care Home, Catch 22