Daisy has worked within mental health and addiction services for the last twenty years, both for the NHS and also for voluntary sector organisations.
She is a HCPC registered social worker, is a qualified AMHP, BIA and Practice Educator, and has spent a large part of her career working within integrated health and social care environments.
Anne brings extensive experience of delivering on social work and social care projects, including 19 years as a civil servant in the Department of Health (DH) with responsibility for social care and social work workforce policy. Within DH she led on social work reform and in 2010-11 was Head of the Joint Social Work Unit, working across DH and Department for Education (DfE) to support and implement the work of the Social Work Reform Board. For the last 3 years Anne has provided professional advice to DBC and the SWR Project.
On leaving school Jackie worked for Barclay’s Bank for 18 years as a Personal Banker, her main roles were customer service and sales. Before joining DBC Jackie worked for 8 years for CAN, and then CRI as an administrator. Jackie provides administrative and system support across the organisation and its various projects.
Kate qualified as a social worker in 1979, and is registered with the HCPC. After spending some years as a practising social worker with people with learning disability, Kate went into teaching social work. For 25 years she led teams in delivering the Diploma in Social Work and, from 2004, the BA in Social Work.
Kate was appointed as Education Adviser at the College of Social Work in February 2013, since when she has led the College’s endorsement schemes for qualifying social work education, CPD and BIA.
Dr Maggie Challis
Before becoming a freelance education and training consultant in 2011, Maggie held a variety of posts across adult, further and higher education as tutor, manager, researcher, consultant, and outreach worker. She has worked in staff and curriculum development in four universities, and been external examiner for six. Her primary roles have been concerned with staff and curriculum development across a range of organisations and institution with a particular focus on accreditation of prior learning and work-based learning.
After leaving school, Daisy studied business at college for 18 months while working part time at Tesco.
Since leaving college Daisy wanted to find something which would help her to start off her career, using everything learnt at college and her previous work experience.
Daisy provides administrative assistance across the organisations and its various projects.