Sarah is an experienced social worker with many years of working with children and families.
She qualified in 2009 with a MSc in Social Work.
She has worked for local authorities in various teams such as Child Protection, Court Team, MASH and the Fostering Team.
During her years of working with the Local Authority she has completed numerous assessments as an assessing Social Worker and ISW, completing S.7 reports, Form F, Parenting assessments, viability assessments and Special Guardianship assessments.
She has assessed complex cases and facilitated Family Group Conferences.
Sarah specialises in direct work with children and families. Sarah has used a range of approaches to support her work, such as story stems, life story work, adult/child attachment interview and CBT approaches.
Sarah has also worked in a mother and ; baby unit where she supported parents and delivered workshops and one to one sessions based on the PAMS assessment model.
She worked through an extensive list of skills and parenting worksheets for parents in assessing their knowledge and capabilities covering all aspects of parenting, budgeting and safety in and out the home. She has also supervised foster carers who have had mother and baby placements, advising on contact arrangements, log recordings and statutory visits.
Sarah’s most current experience has been working in the fostering team with foster carers and looked after children providing a high level of support in a therapeutic agency. She has completed comprehensive risk assessments, matching forms, attended panel, and her focus with the children is providing direct work and coaching.
She is currently completing her CPCAB counselling course and offers counselling skills as part of her work with children and families.
Sarah is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children and families, she has extensive skills in a wide range of areas and works therapeutically with families.