Carla qualified in 1982 and has since practiced in adult mental health but mostly in child protection in the London Boroughs of Merton and Kingston. Carla was an approved Social Worker under the Mental Health Act. Carla has been delivering safeguarding children related training and specialist training since 2000 both as a Local Authority LSCB trainer and as a freelance trainer and consultant. Carla was recently involved in developing the DfE commissioned training manual on childhood neglect. She is an accredited trainer in the delivery of Assessing Parenting, Assessing, Families, In My Shoes, the SAAF, the one-day Assessment and a Analysis course and a Safer Recruitment. Throughout her career, Carla has developed a number of safeguarding children related topics training manuals.