Barnardo’s transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of projects, campaigning and research expertise. Clem is Barnardo’s Assistant Director of Children’s Services, influencing good practice and delivery of services to children, young people and their families.
"I liked my lecturers at Royal Holloway and enjoyed the breath of the course. There was a wide range of compulsory courses which prepared me for future social work practice and gave me a variety of options to pursue. I also got a lot from the variety of workshops organised which helped me to relate what I was learning on the course to real life situations. This enhanced my learning. Royal Holloway also taught me about assurance in the solid nature of my practice based on the knowledge imparted on me on the course. I am therefore always confident and self-assured about my management of social work.
"Undertaking a postgraduate in social work gave me a career advantage and helped fast track my progress into social work management. The depth of analysis and technical details of the course really assist a social worker in day-to-day casework assessments and analysis. In addition, the depth of knowledge the course provided equipped me for tutoring and teaching of social work and in delivering training to social work organisations.
"In my current role I very much enjoy the fact I can influence good practice and delivery of services to children, young people and their families, as well as the performance and professionalism of staff and contribute to their progress and development. Every day is different in my line of work.
"I am currently working closely with one of Barnardo’s harmful sexual behaviour service to develop a region wide provision that would address the needs of local authorities within the South East of England for a specialist provision where children and young people who need to access this service are referred. I am also currently overseeing the expansion of the charity’s Community Mums and Dads service across Reading, which would work with volunteers and local groups within the community to deliver evidence-based intervention to parents, to ensure better outcomes for the children, which is really exciting."
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