Category Archives: Expert’s Corner

The efficacy of settlement conferences

28th May 2019

Ann Chavasse, senior family law specialist with considerable High Court and Court of Appeal experience, on the fairness of settlement conferences. The ALC commissioned research into the fairness and efficacy…

Expert’s Corner: Dr Anna Preston

25th Mar 2019

Clinical psychologist Dr Anna Preston talks to Clare Jerrom about carrying out parenting assessments in an ethical, timely and multi-disciplinary way. The benefit of having multi-agency meetings at the beginning…

Rewarding? That description doesn’t come close

28th Feb 2019

Rewarding? That description doesn’t come close. In the latest in his series of blogs, foster carer, feature writer and photographer David Bocking talks about his experience fostering for Sheffield City…

Interview with Amanda De Leon Capdesuner

24th Oct 2018

Local authorities are being urged to use Video Interaction Guidance to work with a whole range of service users. Amanda De Leon Capdesuner, a social worker with more than 22…

Child Protection Failures: Have lessons been learnt?

28th Sep 2018

Victoria Climbie. Baby Peter Connelly. Daniel Pelka. Ayesha Ali. Khyra Ishaq. Ayeeshia Jane Smith. Ellie Butler – to name but a few – the children brutally murdered following appalling episodes…

Expert’s Corner: Interview with Sylvia McKenzie

20th Aug 2018

  ISW Sylvia McKenzie talks to Clare Jerrom about the in-depth process of Special Guardianship Order assessments and why they must always remain child-centred.       Special Guardianship Order…