Principal Social Worker

I joined Adopters for Adoption in 2018. I completed my MA in social work in 2005 and have since worked in both Local Authority and voluntary settings. I have spent the last fourteen years specialising in adoption work which is my passion. I have experience of working in all different stages of the adoption process from assessment work and matching through to adoption support, tracing and intermediary services. I have also enjoyed completing therapeutic work with adoptive families. I have qualifications in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and theraplay. In 2017 I was shortlisted to the final four for Adoption Social Worker of the Year at the National Adoption Awards.

Since February 2020 I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team manager and the Panel Advisor for Adopters for Adoption.