Rebecca Booth

Rebecca is a practice tutor in the North East and joined the Frontline team in August 2018. Rebecca qualified and worked as a social worker for a number of years in London, working with families across the child protection system. She has experience of working with children and families at an early intervention level, as well as those subject to child protection plans, in long-term foster care and those preparing for adoption.

Rebecca has worked as a social worker, consultant practitioner and deputy team manager. She has always had a keen interest in developing good social work practice and has undertaken training in systemic practice in order to strengthen her own practice skills with children and families, as well as the social workers she has supported to implement these ideas in to their own practice. She is a keen advocate for the unit model and believes this is fundamental to good practice. She has implemented group supervision models and delivered training on systemic practice, as well as other areas of practice, in a range of settings.

Rebecca has been involved with Frontline since it’s the first cohort of participants, acting as a reserve consultant social worker and also supporting the management of the unit within her previous team. Rebecca completed the Firstline leadership programme in 2016.

Research interests

The movement of professional anxiety across the child protection system.

Is ‘working together’ working?

Mentalization in practice.


Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, The Institute of Family Therapy

Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice, The Institute of Family Therapy

Consolidation (2013) and LAC modules (2014) Diploma in Social Work, Middlesex University

MA in Social Work, The Tavistock NHS Foundation Trust/UEL

BSc in Social Anthropology, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Location: Newcastle 

Milburn House
Dean Street