A BIT ABOUT ME

Experience, qualifications and areas of interest

I am an ordinary middle-aged woman who has experienced some extraordinary things. I am a Social Worker (BA Hons) with an MA in Advanced Social Work and a Practice Educator. I am also a qualified teacher (Diploma in Education and Training) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have over 30 years experience of working with children (and their families) in a range of settings. My social work experience includes - safeguarding, adoption, child and adolescent mental health. I am passionate about educating practitioners in health and social care and about improving mental health services. When not working, studying, writing, or enjoying time with my friends and family, I can usually be found in my sewing room at the bottom of the garden.

I am co-creator of the What works Practice Learning Circle (see Padlet link for details https://padlet.com/carolinesettle/Whatworkspracticelearningcircle).

I am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care. My research will explore how bereaved relatives experience organisational processes when the death is associated with mental illness.

My book, 'He Died Waiting: Learning the Lessons - a bereaved mother's view of mental health services', is due out in December 2020. Watch this space...

WELCOME TO THE LEARNING SOCIAL WORKER

The ideas, learning and reflections of a creative social worker and educator.

I am constantly learning and wants to share knowledge with like minded people. Join me as I reflect on my learning journey, share my practice highlights and challenges, make sense of ideas and think about social work and education. I want to learn from others so please do give me feedback. There is a story and a reason behind the quilt images that explains what I stand for, read 'learn more' to find out!

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME...

I enjoy exchanging ideas so do email me at caroline.aldridgesw@yahoo.com if you have anything you want to share or want more details on. 
Follow me, or comment on the blog, via Twitter @CarolineAldrid5 

For debates relating to my book, see my Twitter account for He Died Waiting @waiting_he 

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