Supervising Social Worker

About Linda

Supporting the registered manager in the day to day running of Pathway Care South West. Working with foster carers, children and young people. Being part of a duty rota, day to day and out of hours. Matching children and young people referred to the agency with fostering placements. Recruitment & Assessment of potential foster carers, supporting and developing foster carers, monitoring placements, identifying and responding to foster carer practice and safeguarding issues, planning and facilitating support groups, multi-agency working in respect of children/young people.

Providing some support worker hours to work with children and families.

I have been a SSW for Pathway Care since 2008. The carers that I support are mainly caring for children but I do also have experience in Parent and child placements. I am a panel member and work on the out of hour’s rota where I sometimes get the opportunity to talk to carers from the Devon office. I am also a member of a CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) focus group where I have heled to develop information and support for carers, SSW and children who are at risk of CSE.