1969 - Newcastle University - applied social studies, home office letters of recognition qualified in social work.
1985- National family mediation service - qualified as a mediator
2010 — University of Northumbria - gained MA with credit - school of health community and education studies. Received MBE for services to children & families
I started my career in social work as a medical social worker, transferred to child care, appointed senior social worker with a team of generic social workers. I was appointed Assistant Direct at Cleveland County Council Social Services Department, with responsibility for Hartlepool district. In 1996 on dissolution of Cleveland county council I became head of children services, and retired 1996.
Voluntary work includes
Vice-chair - Healthwatch; chair of Hartlepool Carers; board member training in care
Chair of north east social care advisors. Board member of HVDA