Tom is a practice tutor in the London and the West region. He studied his social work masters at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic, alongside being an independent visitor for a child in care and running a respite project for Hackney Young Carers.
Since qualifying as a social worker, Tom has worked in the statutory youth offending service and youth outreach service in Hackney. He also worked in child protection in Islington for six years, including as a senior social sorker in a specialist, multi-agency adolescent edge-of-care team. Tom’s main roles within this team were to carry out clinically-led, trauma-informed parenting interventions and work systemically with families and their networks.
Tom’s work in child protection and particularly in this team have challenged him to think about how social workers can deliver best practice in the context of high levels of individual and organisational stress and anxiety, in a way that promotes children and families having more positive experiences of, and relationships to, help.
Trauma-informed social work
Adaptive mentalization-based integrative treatment (AMBIT)
BA (Hons) English Literature
MA Social Work
Training and experience of using the AMBIT model in children and families social work
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
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Lara is a practice tutor for the South East and East of England regions.
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Hannah is a practice tutor for the South East and East of England regions.
Kathleen is a practice tutor in the South East and East of England regions.
Tom is a practice tutor for the South East and East of England regions.