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 (on & off!) when I'm not working with TRM Academy or as Youth Forensic Co-ordinator with the All Wales forensic mental health service (FACS) - 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; then as interventions lead in Wales' only secure children's home and latterly as a senior adviser in the Youth Justice Board. 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.

Available for:

- Training (attachment, foster care, HSB/CSA, child development, ADHD & more...)

- Conference speaking

- Supervision & consultancy

- Coaching

Email me for a no obligation conversation!

Cheers, Jonny.

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