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Annabel is a qualified social worker registered with the Health & Care Professional Council. She has extensive practice experience in children and families social work, both as a local authority social worker and as a children’s guardian and independent chair of the Kent Guardian’s Panel. Her research interests include foster children’s evaluations of their care, social work skills and working with mixed-race children and young people. Geographically Annabel has worked in London Boroughs and in Kent. She joined the Child and Family Training Group in 2001 and has delivered training in a range of tools for use when undertaking evidence-based assessments. Annabel has managed qualifying social work programmes at Brunel & LSBU. She has published widely in the social work academic press and is the author of ‘Child-Centred Foster Care’. Annabel has recently been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at LSBU.