Hannah has worked in social care for over 20 years. She spent the first part of her career working in schools with children on the autistic spectrum and children with behavioural difficulties which inspired her to gain a qualification in social work.
Hannah went on to qualify as a social worker from the University of Derby in 2008 and started off her qualified years working in front line social work and as an advocate in London prisons in North London for the first two years.
Following this Hannah returned to Northampton and went into management roles with action for children, The NSPCC, disabilities services, youth offending services, children’s rights and leaving care services. Hannah has also spent some years as an Independent reviewing officer in Northampton and London boroughs.
Hannah’s passion is working with teams and individuals around wellbeing and development within services that meet the needs of children and adults. Hannah also has a passion for children’s rights and the voice of the child and ensuring they are at heard at the centre of everything that she and any organisation delivers.
Hannah is currently studying a diploma in garden design that will develop further to incorporate wellbeing gardening into her practice with children and adults directly particularly around SEN and sensory practice.
Hannah enjoys long walks with her family, paddle boarding in the warmer weather, Cornish holidays, gardening, watching a decent movie and drinking good coffee.
Understanding autism Open University qualification
Change Management qualification
Signs of safety trained
Team development training
Therapeutic Parenting Support