Social Worker & Criminologist in Bridgend, United Kingdom
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 or as Youth Forensic Co-ordinator with the All Wales Tier 4 mental health service (FACTS) - both dealing with complex teenagers.
I've previously worked in a local authority 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, FACTS and freelance work.
My research interests are youth justice, attachment, adoption, abuse, safeguarding, therapeutic approaches and particularly how trauma and maltreatment impacts on children’s behaviour.
- Training (SHB, attachment, foster care & more...)
- Conference speaking
- Supervision & consultancy
Email me via the website for a no obligation conversation!