Anna Stangroom

Social Worker | Paediatric & Young People
within 2 hours travel time
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Experience

  • Child Protection
  • Client Support Through EHCP Process
  • Experience in working with children with complex and life limiting disabilities including cerebral palsy
  • Extensive experience of recruiting and supervising staff
  • Extensive statutory services knowledge
  • Multi-agency working
  • Over 14 years professional experience
  • Setting up and managing care regimes
  • Support through CC process

Key Skills

  • Client advocacy and focus
  • Assessment of client needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Risk management
  • Interagency working

Profile

Anna has worked for many years in social care as a social worker and team manager with children and young people. During this time, she has gained extensive experience of working with children with complex and life limiting disabilities. Anna is very person centred and applies this approach when assessing needs and recommending packages of care and rehabilitation. Anna has a comprehensive knowledge of statutory services, funding and CC. Anna has many years’ experience of managing teams and is skilled in the recruitment and management of staff. Anna has worked in challenging situations and is able to develop strong working relationships with clients and families.

Previous Clinical Experience

South Gloucestershire Council 2022 to May 2023

Team Manager, 0-18 Children with Disabilities Team

  • Team manager and leadership skills to ensure good performance and statutory duties are adhered to, so that children and young people are kept safe and reach their goals.
  • Assessing and reviewing needs of children with disabilities.
  • Supervising and supporting social workers in their development.
  • Applying for and obtaining DOL’s.
  • Managing quality of input and auditing to ensure good outcomes for children and their families.
  • Ensuring consistent safeguarding of children and young people within the team.

Gloucestershire County Council 2019-2021

Team Manager, Disability Services -Early Help and Short Break Fostering

  • Leading and managing a team of lead professionals who assess needs and review plans for children with a range of complex disabilities and young people including short break packages.
  • Managing a team of social workers who recruit, assess and support short break foster carers for children and young people with complex disabilities, ensuring they work to the Minimum fostering standards and other relevant legislation.
  • Assessing children for short break care packages.
  • Supervision of the social workers and lead professionals.

North Somerset Council 2016-2019

Deputy Team Manager- Disabled Children’s Team

  • Managing a complex case load of children with complex and life limiting disabilities including Children in Need, Children in Care, child protection and care proceedings including assessing and reviewing need.
  • Reflective supervision of newly qualified social workers and student social worker to develop good practice.

North Somerset Council 2014 – 2016

Social Worker – Disabled Children’s Team

  • Assessing and reviewing a caseload of children with complex and life limiting disabilities including Child in Need, Child protection and care proceedings.
  • Prioritising work to meet timescales.
  • Chairing and managing multi agency meetings and managing difficult situations in a calm manner.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Registered as a social worker with Social Work England.

Maintaining Excellence

Anna is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd which includes the following areas:

  • Capacity and Consent
  • Safeguarding Training: Adults 05/12/23 and Children 04/05/23
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR