My background is primarily working with challenging and vulnerable children and young people with complex additional needs.
I have worked in various settings, such as; Specialist Schools, Children’s home, Local Authorities and an adult’s Mental Health Hospital which have provided me with extensive knowledge and experience in meeting, identifying and managing the needs of children and young people through multi-agency working.
This has allowed me to be involved in and lead multidisciplinary meetings and EHCP’s to promote the child/young person’s health, wellbeing and development.
My professional working experiences led me to begin my pathway into Social Work in 2013 and following qualification I worked as a Forensic Social Worker.
However, in 2016, I made the choice to redirect my career pathway into the world of disabilities. This was due to my own personal experience of my daughter being born with a brain injury.
Following this, I joined the Local Authority Children and Families’ Social Services Sensory team. My involvement here included working with deaf, blind and deafblind children, who often had other additional and complex needs including neurological conditions.
I was able to work closely with specialist therapists to ensure the needs of the child were always put first.
With this now being a strong passion in my life, and to further progress my career and knowledge base, I moved to Head First where I have been able to help other families in similar situations to myself.
I also volunteer with a service that provide support to parents, families & friends of those affected by HIE (hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy).
I am passionate about supporting individuals to achieve their maximum potential and make a difference in theirs and their family’s lives.
I enjoy developing rapport and strong working relationships with all concerned and providing ongoing support to enable my clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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