CPP Meet the Team

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I am the Team Manager at Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice. I have over 10 years experience as a qualified Social Worker in front line and management roles. My current role involves auditing, and linking in with services to improve practice quality. I am also leading on embedding Restorative Practice in the Authority.

 

I am hugely passionate about supporting the learning and development of practitioners. I truly believe this is key to delivering good quality social work practice, and achieving good outcomes for children and families.

 

When I am not at work, I enjoy walks in the countryside, and spending time with family and friends.

Nisha Patel

Advanced Social Work Practitioner

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Christy Jordan

Advanced Social Work Practitioner

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I am an Advanced Social Work Practitioner at Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice. I gained a BA Hons in Social Work in 2013 from Coventry University. I have worked as a Social Worker in an Adoption Team and in Duty and Assessment Service. I am the Link Worker to the Children in Care and Care Leavers Service. I am a Stage 2 Practice Educator and support Student Social Workers and Practice Supervisors for the duration of a statutory placement.

I am involved with the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE); I support with delivering Taught Days, Reflective and Group Supervision, Review Meetings and Direct Observations of Practice.

I Quality Assure Dudley Practice Guidance, complete Audits, and offer Coaching and Mentoring as part of the learning and development of the workforce.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our two dogs; Kevin and Frank, going out for meals with my family and friends, and going kickboxing!

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Vicki Silvester-Grant

Advanced Social Work Practitioner

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I am an Advanced Social Work Practitioner at Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice. My journey into Social Work began in 2002 as a typist in a Children’s Duty and Assessment Team within Birmingham Children’s Services.  Within a couple of years I had the opportunity to manage an administrative team within CAMHS and a year after that I became a Social Work Assistant within a Children’s Duty Team. 

I was fortunate to secure a secondment during this time to obtain my BA Social Work Degree, which I obtained through the Open University.  While I have predominantly worked within Duty and Assessment teams, I have also worked within Care Management, Adoption and Children in Care settings.

Within the Dudley CPP Team, I am the Link Worker to the Duty and Assessment Teams and MASH.  As part of this role, I provide 1:1 direct support to Social Workers and Team Managers in relation to case work.  I complete a variety of audits within the Quality Assurance Framework and assist in promoting the knowledge and skills base of practitioners within Dudley.

Outside of work, spending time with family and friends is very important to me.  My main interests include photography, travel, food, movies and music.

I am an Advanced Social Work Practitioner at Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice.

I am the lead for the ASYE programme supporting newly qualified social workers, student practice placements and the practice education and the support and development of practice educators.

I’ve been qualified for 20 years with a background in child and family social work and practice education. 

I thoroughly enjoy supporting the development of social workers at all stages of their career and I’m committed to improving quality and standards in practice to ultimately improve outcomes for children and young people.

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Ruth Kernarne

Advanced Social Work Practitioner

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I am currently an Advanced Social Work Practitioner at Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice.

 

I gained a MA in Social Work in 2014 from University of Wolverhampton, following this I have gained invaluable experience working in Care Management and have a keen interest in Child Development.

 

Within my role I am involved in the quality assurance of practice throughout the service. This involves completing audits, writing and updating procedures, policies and practice standards to support good practice across the service. With changing policies, guidance and legislation, we as qualified Social Workers continue to learn and develop throughout our careers. I really enjoy being part of a team which focuses on supporting the learning and development of the workforce.

 

Outside of work I enjoy travelling and making memories with my family and friends.

Sunita Kallu

Advanced Social Work Practitioner

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I am an NVQ Level 3 qualified administrator, I have thirteen years of experience working within the administrative field, of those thirteen years I have been an administrator for Children Services for eight years.

 

I have worked with Safeguarding, Care Management, Assessment, Children Looked After and Care Leavers.  I currently provide Business Support to Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice.

I organise and maintain the training events programme, develop and maintain the CPP Website, coordinate audits, process finance, advertise, promote and handle communications.

In my spare time, I enjoy creative writing, going out for meals with my family and friends, reading, music and watching movies!

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Alia Siddique

CPP Coordinator

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