Safeguarding & Social Work Support
I am a qualified, registered, independent social worker, practice educator and author of the book Practice Educating Social Work Students. I provide clinical reflective supervision to qualified social workers and pastoral staff in non- statutory settings, with a specialist interest in school social work.
Designated safeguarding leads, pastoral care, teachers and social workers in schools are under increased pressure. Rates of mental health concerns in children and young people are rising and pressures on families increasing, leading to increased levels of concern. Without good support and supervision, staff can become overwhelmed and more likely to make mistakes or experience burnout.
The type of reflective supervision, training and school seminars I deliver will depend upon the roles and responsibilities of staff and the nature of the school. Whatever the model adopted to deliver supervision, support or advice, the process will be child focused.