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Diana has extensive experience within the field of Social Work which she has over 30 years experience. She is devoted professional working within the field of both children's and adults and has a breadth of clinical practice. Her realm of practice realms from working within statutory children services, including Child Protection, Looked After Children, Fostering and Adoption and Offenders. She has worked within Local Authority organisations as well as within Adult Mental Health Services within the NHS. She also extensive clinical experience within the NHS working within a gender specialist service (an alternative to psychiatric admissions), specialised in working with people with lived experience who have experienced clinical depression, trauma, PTSD, Personality Disorders and Psychosis.
Her passion is within safeguarding and she is now works as Safeguarding Lead within a London-Based Local Authority. Diana loves embarking on new initiatives and enjoys teaching graduates, students and apprenticeships.
Diana has also undertaken the Best Interest Assessor Training and has also the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Training to broaden her learning and gave her the insights to Mental Health Law and Human Rights.
Diana has an interest in understanding organisational psychology/consultancy and has undertook training from the Tavistock Centre where she learnt about psychodynamic-systemic thinking as it relates to organisations. She offers consultancy to organisations and teams. She also has a keen interest in CQC and Ofsted Governance.
Diana's role within Kingston University is as a Sub-Regional Assessor and Senior Lecturer which she thoroughly enjoys.
Sub-Regional Assessor/Senior Lecturer (PgCert, PE, BA/DipSW) Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
I am employed as a Sub-Regional Assessor/Senior Lecturer. This roles entails working with apprenticee's, employers and with the university. I support apprenticee's, employers and the university by bringing a triangular way of working to support the apprentice in their development whilst embracing the philosophy of working within Kingston University and Employers.
The work takes on an element of teaching, coaching, and working within an ethos of governance in terms of planning.