Category Archives: Expert’s Corner

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…

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…

Experts Corner: Interview with Helen Johnson

26th Jul 2018

ISW Helen Johnson talks to Clare Jerrom about sibling assessments Siblings should always be placed together wherever possible and where it is in all the children’s best interests, an expert…

Sibling Separation – The argument for and against

19th Jul 2018

Clare Jerrom takes a look at the proposals in the fostering stocktake around sibling separation and the arguments against such a move. The legal requirement of placing siblings together in…

Expert’s Corner with Gretchen Precey

20th Jun 2018

Clare Jerrom talks to Independent Social Worker Gretchen Precey about children’s mental health. The care system is not always geared up to address the mental health needs of children and…