Jonny Matthew

Social Worker & Criminologist in Bridgend, United Kingdom

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I'm passionate about helping troubled young people to recover. I blog about this fortnightly (usually!) when I'm not working for the Youth Justice Board Cymru as Practice Change Lead with complex teenagers.

I've previously worked in a local autority youth justice team, with Barnardo's for 10 years in harmful sexual behaviour work and latterly as interventions lead in Wales' only secure children's home. Now my week is split between the YJB and freelance work.

My research interests are youth justice, attachment, adoption, abuse, safeguarding, therapeutic approaches and particularly how maltreatment impacts on children’s behaviour.

Available for:

Training (SHB, attachment, foster care & more...)

Conference speaking

Supervision & consultancy

Email me via the website for a no obligation conversation!

Cheers, Jonny.

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  • Work
    • Consultant social worker & criminologist...
  • Education
    • MSc; BA(Hons); DipSW; DipCrimCJ; RSW