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Rosie Buckland

Rosie combines significant practice experience with academic expertise across a broad range of social work areas. She has a keen interest in how services work across different contexts and is passionate about ensuring they are experienced as just and humane by people using them. 

Prior to qualifying in 2010, she worked as a volunteer co-ordinator in a lesbian and gay organisation, in street outreach and as a criminal justice drug and alcohol worker. She has since worked as a qualified social worker in a hospital, adult mental health team and continues to work in a generic out of hours emergency duty team. She is qualified as a systemic practitioner and has worked for several years within a family therapy team based in adult mental health services. She has held various volunteer roles within the voluntary sector, particularly within services for women and girls. 

She has published several academic journal articles and her PhD is exploring the operation of power within assessments under the Mental Health Act. 

As an independent social worker, she undertakes offsite practice educator and ASYE assessor roles, has published on strengths based ways of working and has delivered training for local authority staff on a range of topics including strengths based practice and defensible decision making. She is able to undertake a variety of work across adults and children’s services.

Professional qualifications

Rosie is currently studying for a PhD, in Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, existing qualifications include: 

MA Social Work, University of Bristol 

BA English Literature and Language, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford 

Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

Best Interests Assessor (BIA) 

Systemic Practitioner

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