I qualified in 2013 and commenced my Social Work career as a statutory safeguarding Social Worker. Previously I spent many years working in the private sector as a nursery manager, a NVQ assessor and trainer. I always wanted a career in social work so decided I needed to gain some social care experience which led me down a 10 year path of supporting Looked After Children in residential care and later as a family support worker. After many years I finally succeeded in my dream of becoming a Social Worker. I am very passionate about breaking down barriers to assist children, young people and their families with gaining the same opportunities and experiences in life as those who a more fortunate.