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Lara Parish-Mackin

Lara is a practice tutor for the South East and East of England regions. She has been a practicing social worker and manager for the last 10 years. She has worked across a number of statutory teams, including assessment, family support and child protection, youth offending and unaccompanied minors. Prior to entering the social work profession, her background was in the charity sector working with the homeless.

Research interests

Adolescents and the associated factors that lead to social care involvement – offending, sexual exploitation and being ‘beyond parental control’. The edge of care model and developing best practice in this area.


Lara taught in 2016 at the Summer Institute and facilitated the systemic elements of the course. She has been a practice educator for five years, supported students, and ASYE social workers, which is a role she has always valued and taken pride in. Lara is a trained facilitator in restorative practices, and led training for a local authority. In addition, she has been a lead in teaching the law and emerging practice to professionals within a youth offending setting.


Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families, MA Social Work, BSc Psychology, Practice Educator Award (Levels 1 and 2)

Location: London

Coram Campus
41 Brunswick Square