Kate - Professional Practice Educator

Name: Kate

Job role: Professional Practice Educator

Year qualified (as SW): 1980

Why did you become a social worker?

I wanted to work with children and their families to make a difference to their lives and help all children to feel listened to and valued. After 40 years in Social Work I still hold the values and Ethics of Social Work dear. Valuing all people and respecting them is the key to forming relationships that impact positively on people.

Three tips for our ASYEs:

  • Be kind to yourself. We all make mistakes and we are all learning.
  • Build a relationship of trust with some of your colleagues. Support one another and always look out for each other.
  • It’s ok to laugh and enjoy some light relief with your colleagues when things are getting tough. It’s a great release for tension!