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Who We Are 2016-11-07T00:50:41+00:00

SUCCESS FOCUSED THINKING

Whilst improvement is needed, we believe there is much good practice in contemporary safeguarding which is not recognised. Improvement comes not only from the resolution of problems but in learning from successes.  Our practice seeks to help our clients do both of these things.

WE HAVE AN IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCE OF CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE SERVICES AND SAFEGUARDING PRACTICES

Familiar with front line practice and management at all levels, we have direct experience of local authority work as well are partnership work between organisations, with the independent sector, social work research and training.  Our experience is particularly strong in evaluation and quality assurance practice.

A COMMITMENT TO PROBLEM RESOLUTION AND LEARNING FROM SUCCESS

Continuous improvement in safeguarding means that achievements and improvements may be poorly recognised.  Yet knowing how practitioners or family members create positive change can help to strengthen practice.  Our audits, reviews and evaluations of practice in many different local authorities combined with original research on success and collaboration in child protection work provides clients with an up to date knowledge of what effective practice means.

ANDY QUIN

Andy founded and has run the company since 2007.  He became a qualified social worker in 1981 and worked in local authority practice with children and families as a practitioner, Team Manager, and in different middle and senior manager roles.  Since 2007, he has chaired adoption panels, managed a child mental health service, undertaken different audit and management reviews in a wide range of local authorities as well as complete a part time PhD based on original research.  His recent experience also includes University tuition and practice support for social work students and collaboration with social workers in other parts of Europe as part of an International Doctorate programme.  He has recently published some of the findings of his research as part of a new publication on parental mental health and child welfare work.