Victoria qualified as a Social Worker in 2007 and has specialised in supporting young people with learning disabilities during their transition into Adult Services and has worked in three different local authorities in this role. She currently works 3 days a week at Trafford College and two days a week for Alder Advice where she leads our work on transitions and contributes to our support for complex case reassessment programmes.
At the college she is responsible for Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) and supports student aged 16 to 25 who have an EHCP including those in transition from being supported by children’s services to being supported by adult services.
Victoria is most passionate about helping young people develop and helping professionals who work with young people acquire and use developmental skills. She has been involved in a number of projects that have focussed on Social Work development and culture change, particularly around the implementation of Self-Directed Support and Outcome-Focussed Practice. Victoria is also a qualified Practice Educator, Assessor, Moderator and Trainer, as well as holding a teaching qualification.
At Alder Advice Victoria leads the Learning and Development workstream where she is able to bring both a practice and education perspective to her training which we have found is key to effectively engaging and including all learners in the learning and development programmes.