Independent Social Work Matters
We do training, assessments of parenting capacity and risk, assessments of attachment, video interaction guidance (VIG), supervision and consultancy.
Assessment of Parenting Capacity and Risk
Our standard assessment provides a comprehensive history and understanding of how potentially harmful parenting behaviours may, or may not, impact on parenting capacity and child safety. We also provide global family assessments, and can assess multiple parents or potential carers, and children from 0-18 years of age.
Assessment of Attachment
Attachment has long been considered relevant to family court proceedings but its usefulness has been limited by the diverse ways in which it is assessed. We offer the developmentally sequenced assessments of attachment tied to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation. These can be used as standalone assessments, to inform assessments of parenting capacity and risk, or aid treatment planning.
We offer vibrant, interesting and informative training programmes for social work practitioners, their managers and multi-agency partners across the health and social care sector. We provide learning environments that are innovative and fun focussed on helping participants to use their learning to change their practice.
Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)
Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a highly successful brief intervention recommended in the NICE guidelines for Attachment (2015). The aim is to enhance communication within relationships. It gives individuals a chance to reflect, draws attention to elements that are successful and supports clients to make changes where desired. When used by professionals to reflect on their practice, it is referred to as Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP).
Consultancy and Supervision
We have a particular interest in supervision and staff development. We support workers to reflect on their clinical practice and develop functional family formulations. We also welcome the opportunity to help teams find solutions to problems they’re experiencing.
"I am also satisfied that the expert has been absolutely independent and fair and exceedingly thorough in the carrying out of the assessments of the fathers. Indeed, I consider the assessment and the oral evidence of Ms C-H to be amongst the most comprehensive and convincing of its type that I have come across."
"A really interesting and enlightening two days attachment training course. Left me hungry to find out more and will share this with others about being more curious about behaviours in more detail and what they may mean for that person. Knowledge is powerful thank you Rebecca for your insight”
"It's not often I feel like leaving a positive review of training but this time I just had to! This was the best 2 days training on attachment! Because was funny, engaging, realistic and made it easy to understand and ultimately implement in practise. I'd highly recommend this training to anyone! I could listen to Becca speak about attachment for hours!!”
"Becca delivered an informative, highly thought provoking and energetic attachment training. Having attended quite a lot of training already in this area, I would definitely rate this as the best so far and the one in which I was finally able to start to dot some i's and cross some t's in terms of understanding and application to my practice. I think this training is a 'must' for anyone who is in a role whereby they are required to try and achieve a degree of understanding of 'what, why and how' is happening in care giver/child relationships. Thank you Becca!"
"Fantastic 2 days of Attachment Training delivered by Becca - engaging, highly informative, challenging in a thought provoking manner and extremely enjoyable. Stayed engaged right up to the final minute! Thank you Becca!”