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Mrs Aga M. Buckley

Senior Lecturer

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Care with particular responsibilities for teaching and learning in the areas of adult social care, mental health, social work theory and applied social work practice. I currently lead modules on Masters and BA Social Work, as well as Best Interest Assessor and Safeguarding Adults at Risk Post Qualifying Programmes. I am passionate about social work values and ethics with the focus on professional integrity and a humanist approach to practice. I am interested in developing professional expertise and capability among newly qualified staff, promoting relationship based practice and expanding the use of social pedagogy in social work.

I am a HCPC registered social worker with 20 years practice experience. I practiced at an advanced practitioner level in various roles (AMHP/BIA/Safeguarding Adults Manager). I also supervised and assessed Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) on Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programmes. In my last local government position as a Principal Social Worker, I focused on promoting the role of front line social work practitioners, while providing professional leadership at a strategic organisational level and influencing decisions around practice, and workforce development.

I have Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Mental Health Practice, Bachelor of Arts in Pedagogy and a Diploma in Social Work. I am also a founding member of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA), a member of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Areas of specialism

  • Mental Health Practice
  • Adult Statutory Roles (AMHP, BIA)
  • Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Relationship based practice
  • Social work theory

Qualifications

  • MA Advanced Mental Health Practice- Bournemouth University
  • PGDip Advanced Mental Health Practice (AMHP/BIA)- Bournemouth University
  • Graduate Award Consolidation in Specialist Mental Health Practice- Bournemouth University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons in Pedagogy, Social Readjustment- College of Higher Education in Humanistic Studies Gdansk, Poland
  • Diploma in Social Work-College of Social Work, Gdansk, Poland
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional membership

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Social Worker

Member of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Founding Member of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA)

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