Amy is an associate trainer for Interface and is a qualified Social Worker with over ten years experience working in the realm of child protection with children and families and over six years management experience within the same field. Amy is currently interim Manager of a MASH team and has had recent management roles including court team manager and having started a new specialist domestic abuse service within a previous authority.
Amy has worked as a Social Worker and Manager across a range of teams within children services; including working with children with disabilities, child protection, looked after children and children who have progressed to adoption. Amy has extensive court work experience within the child protection area and this is one of the areas she feels most passionate about. Amy has previously held a role within a child death overview panel in London, reviewing child deaths and looking at actions of how agencies can best work together moving forward, in order to ensure that children are effectively safeguarded.
Amy has worked independently as a trainer for the last five years, specialising in safeguarding training for a variety of professionals and alongside her day to day job, she enjoys being able to ensure that professionals and other agencies feel more confident in their role, via the training, to safeguard children effectively.
Amy feels particularly strongly about the need for professionals working within the realm of child protection to feel safe and supported and to be able to have an outlet to discuss the challenges that can be prevalent when working with trauma. Amy provides individual and independent clinical supervision to professionals in this regard and is currently providing this to a social work team within a charity organisation.
Amy completed her BA degree in Social Work at The University of Birmingham in 2010 and since that time has worked in frontline children services teams, across the country in a variety of roles. Amy completed the enabling others and practice teaching award at Middlesex University in 2014, a certificate in child and family systemic psychotherapy in 2017 and is in the process of completing a diploma in clinical supervision with the Metanoia Institute.