Sarah Ainsworth, Social Worker/Social Care Manager in Children’s Services, UK. Churchill Fellow in Child Protection

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Resident in: UK

Working in: UK.

Areas of interest in VBP: Education, Management, Meeting/ASS, Policy/Commissioning, Policy/Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, Research on safeguarding, disability, CAMHS, autism, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork, Services/interface between Health and Social Care;

Related Areas of Interest: Communication skills, evidence based practice, Ethics, Medical humanities/literature and art.

Areas of health/social care expertise: Child health, Carer, Social Care

Brief description of work: I am a senior social care manager, working as a Disabled Children’s Manager. I have the strategic lead in a large county council for all disabled young people including those with attachment and mental health issues and autism. I also commission services and am the senior manager for around 130 social care staff. I have a particular interest in safeguarding and exploring the interface between professional multi-disciplinary practice, research and policy, exploring creative solutions to systems and services under pressure so as to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families. I work in a person-centered, co-productive way.

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