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About Us

Our team of dedicated professionals are committed to providing exceptional support and services in the field of social work. Our experts specialise in catering to the unique needs of unaccompanied minors, leveraging their extensive experience to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those they serve.

In addition to our social work expertise, we are proud to have a seasoned Psychological Therapist on board. Specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR, our therapist brings over two decades of experience in fostering mental well-being and resilience. 

Our Consultants

training for foster carers

David Christie-Davies: With over 25 years of extensive experience in the domains of youth, community and social care, I have established a foundation of practical knowledge and expertise. Throughout my career, I have pursued academic excellence, attaining noteworthy qualifications such as a Diploma in Youth and Community work, a Ba hons in community education from the university of Kent, a Diploma in Social Work from the University of London, a post qualifying award in social work, a child care award and a graduate certificate in practice assessing from Chichester University.

My professional journey in Social Work has been marked by specialisms in critical areas such as child protection, children in care and care leavers. Notably, I possess a track record of 15 years dedicated to working with children from diverse backgrounds, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and those from abroad. In this capacity I have effectively conducted age assessments and engaged in the formulation of targeted interventions. As a proficient practice teacher, I have provided invaluable guidance and supervision to student social workers, nurturing their development and fostering their success. Additionally, my contributions extend beyond the realm of practice as an associate lecturer at Chichester university, where I have played an instrumental role in cultivating the knowledge and skills of aspiring social work students. Presently, I hold the esteemed position of advanced social worker within a prominent Child Asylum Team, where I actively contribute to the advancement of this crucial field

Matt Vincent: I possess over 20 years of professional experience as a qualified social worker, having obtained my qualification from Chichester University in 2001.

 

Prior to that, I cultivated valuable expertise through several years of service in residential schools. Throughout my career, I have excelled in various domains of social work, including Child protection, Children in care, Adolescents and Fostering. Furthermore, I have successfully established and managed a company focused on empowering Care leavers in their journey towards independence, alongside overseeing a Parent and Child assessment centre.

In recent years, my focus has shifted to managerial roles within a local authority's child asylum team. In this capacity, I have honed my knowledge of the asylum system and effectively navigated complex trafficking situations, particularly at Gatwick Airport. I have also played a pivotal role in conducting meticulous age assessments while collaborating closely with legal services to ensure adherence to the latest legislation and research.

My extensive experience, combined with a strong business acumen, enables me to bring valuable insights and results-driven approaches to any professional setting.

UASC training for social workers
age assessment training

Naomi Law: I am an experienced Psychological Therapist and Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist.

 

I hold a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate diploma in Counselling, an Msc in Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. Additionally I have undergone specialised training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for both adults and children.

With a career spanning over two decades I have held various psychology positions since 1995 and spent 10 years working for the NHS. Presently I'm dedicated to assisting private clients providing a diverse range of psychological approaches tailored to their unique needs, facilitating transformative change in their lives. 

My passion lies in witnessing personal growth and profound transformations in individuals and I am Honoured to contribute to each clients transformative journey. i firmly believe in the importance of collaborative decision-making, working closely with clients to establish the most effective treatment plans and therapy goals that align with their aspirations and needs.

Testimonials

"The half day training was very good and it is clear the trainers have a lot of hands on knowledge, it has really supported my knowledge as a foster carer"- Sue F (agency foster carer)

"my team all enjoyed the training on working with unaccompanied minors and my staff who now work with this client group in the 2 homes felt it has enhanced there understanding, particularly around impact of trauma"  (Farzin r- UASC Home Manager)

"I have experience in age assessment training sessions where the trainers came from a disbelieving viewpoint, this training was excellent and showed a clear  knowledge and empathy towards young people" (Sy- Local authority Social Worker)

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