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Cv, Experienced Child Protection Specialist Targeting Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 11072

List top 5 skills: successfully exceeding expectations
Short Bio:

An established, extremely hard working and officially recognised Child Protection Specialist with more than 8 years’ progressive experience within social work, providing valuable support, guidance and advice in public, private and charity sectors. Has a proven track record within the development and implementation of policies, utilised on an international platform to protect children.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

canada



Experience
CONSULTANT : FAMILY COURT ADVISOR/CHILD GUARDIAN (Ministry of Justice)
Children & Families Court Advisory Service (2013-To ~Date)
• Receiving commendation for the quality of work and efficiency produced within a short time period, successfully exceeding expectations
• Working under the Ministry of Justice, taking direct orders from courts in accessing families regarding disputes around contact, parental responsibility, residence and adoption
•Writing reports regarding the same and ensuring they are submitted within set timeframes
• Collaboratively working with a variety of different bodies, including the police, local authority adoption agencies and surrogate mothers, to name a few
• Providing valuable advice, guidance and support on an ongoing basis

CONSULTANT : SENIOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTITIONER
Safeguarding Out of Hours Hertfordshire (2012-2-13)
• Setting up own Consultancy service and securing a contract working with the Government under the Ministry of Education, Social Service department
• Playing an instrumental role in Hertfordshire County being recognised and publically awarded for Child Protection work (2012), thus heightening reputation
• Working closely with the Constabulary of Hertfordshire Out of Hours Services in responding to crisis situations, including child protection issues, family breakdown and placing children into care/residential accommodation
• Effectively managing own caseloads, responsible for making effective decisions on cases and working in partnership with other agencies, such as police, doctors, youth workers and mental health professionals
• Managing risks and supporting families outside usual working hours, including weekends and bank holidays

NON-EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT / HEAD OF CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES
Youth Prospects (2009 – 2013)
• Being approached by the Executive Director of Youth Prospects in recognition of previous achievements for this position
• Playing an instrumental role within the growth and expansion of organisation and resources in supporting young people involved in gangs, criminal activities and those at risk from being excluded from school; resulting in a successful delivery and the provision of ongoing consultancy services for advice, support and training

CONSULTANT
Den Carrie Consultancy Limited (2006-2009)
•Personally head hunted to support a well-known global aviation industry with the creation of Child Protection Policies for unaccompanied minors and work tours including children
• Additionally responsible for providing valuable support with the judging and reviewing of health and safety procedures

NON-EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT / HEAD OF CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES
Youth Prospects (2009-2013)
• Being approached by the Executive Director of Youth Prospects in recognition of previous achievements for this position
• Playing an instrumental role within the growth and expansion of organisation and resources in supporting young people involved in gangs, criminal activities and those at risk from being excluded from school; resulting in a successful delivery and the provision of ongoing consultancy services for advice, support and training

• Additionally responsible for providing valuable support with the judging and reviewing of health and safety procedures

HEAD OF CHILDREN SERVICES
Ebony People Association (2006-2009)
• Initially employed as a Project Co-ordinator in Ebony People’s Association, achieving rapid promotion to Head of Children Services in recognition of strong work ethic, drive to succeed and the delivery of results
• Personally responsible for setting up new projects, including the development of a niche service catering for children, young people and adults directly/indirectly suffering from mental health illness; ultimately having Ebony People’s Association named as the only service in North London offering the same
• Being awarded the Honorary Achievement Award of Excellence by the founder of the organisation in recognition of the same
• Taking the lead role when bidding for contracts for new projects and overseeing services in Children’s Department as well as managing safeguarding and children protection issues
• Working closely with children, young people and adults directly/indirectly suffering from mental health illness
• Dealing with issues such as substance misuse, homelessness, behavioural difficulties and abuse as well as developing and implementing policies
• Ensuring the Director of Services is consistently updated and the productive daily running of services

SOCIAL WORKER: CHILD PROTECTION
Camden Social Service (2007-2010)
• Achieving many successful outcomes for vulnerable children and families and having work published in Social Work Now; one of the most respectable social work magazines in the UK
• Playing an instrumental role as a front line Social Worker accountable for the support of children and their families from disadvantaged backgrounds
• Specialising in crisis intervention and utilising preventative measures in ensuring the ongoing protection of children deemed to be at risk
• Providing valuable support to families in ensuring the achievement of a good, stable, family life
• Working closely and collaboratively with representatives from education, health and criminal services in addition to initiating care proceedings in the court arena when children remain at risk
• Personally responsible for chairing meetings focusing on the creation of plans and delegation of responsibility relating to the safeguarding of children and families in a vulnerable position

VOLUNTARY SUPPORT WORKER
Victim Support London (2004-2007)
• Officially recognised by Victim Support due to the instrumental role played in reducing the number of hate crimes committed through the creation and production of materials utilised in schools to raise awareness
• Personally responsible for the provision of both emotional and practical support for victims of different crimes, including those affected by the 7/7 underground bombings
• Supporting victims of a wide variety of crimes, including murder, rape, serious sexual assaults, robbery and other crimes of theft
• Fully accountable for the creation and production of materials utilised in schools on a nationwide basis to combat the rise in hate crimes and assist in reducing the same

 

Education
Masters – Psychological & Psychiatric Anthropology (Brunel University) –  Ongoing
Bachelor (hons) Degree – Social Work (Brunel University) – 2007
2 A Levels –  Business Studies & Law – 2004
3  AS Levels –  Philosophy, Psychology & Media – 2004

Professional Development Courses
Participation in variety of Professional Development Courses, e.g.
•Supporting Victims Bereaved by Homicide
•Supporting Children with Autism
•Supporting Young Victims of Crime
•Working in Partnership
•First Aid