Laura is a qualified and registered social worker with 26 years’ experience, many of which were in senior roles. She has managed a range of statutory operational social work teams within Children’s Services including; Referral and Assessment; Children In Need/Family Support; Safeguarding/Child Protection; Looked After Children and Leaving Care. She has also been responsible for Private Fostering and Unaccompanied Minors/Asylum Seekers.
Laura has extensive senior line management experience of a range of multi-disciplinary services with focus on early intervention, for example CAF/Family Focus Co-ordinators; CAMHS early intervention; Early Years operational teams; Children’s Centres; Educational Psychology and Teaching Support; SEN Additional Needs Co-ordinators and Youth Work and is also experienced in managing teams that provide targeted therapeutic interventions.
Laura is still passionate and motivated to ‘make a difference’, prevent abuse of children and improve outcomes for children who experience disadvantage. She has considerable strategic and operational experience in service review, redesign and implementing change.
Laura is a qualified and registered social worker. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Management in the Caring Professions and a Diploma in Business studies.