Ruth Pearson has nearly 25 years experience in the field of child protection, originally as a practicing social worker and subsequently as a Senior Practitioner in Child Protection. She then became involved in the area of multi-agency child protection training and development and managed safeguarding training services for two ACPCs/LSCBs. She has an MA in Child Welfare and Protection, from Huddersfield University.
Ruth has taught on undergraduate, post graduate and post qualifying social work courses at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Working with Hostile or Uncooperative Families in Good Practice in Safeguarding Children (Hughes & Owen, 2009) and recent guidance on Disguised Compliance for Community Care Inform (2013).She has delivered presentations at conferences nationally on issues of working with Hostile or Uncooperative Families, Hidden Men and learning from Serious Case Reviews and has been the independent author of a number of Serious Case Reviews and Audit of the Child's Journey using Appreciative Inquiry methods.
Ruth Pearson offers:
• high quality training and development, primarily concerned with safeguarding children, to statutory and voluntary settings both in single or multi-agency contexts
• group facilitation and consultancy at practitioner and management level;
• independent authorship of Serious Case Reviews and Audits