Doreen has over 30 years experience working within local authority social care and is a qualified social worker and teacher. Her career started in South Wales but over 20 years was spent working in London borough of Kingston Upon Thames specialising in work with children and families. Training staff became an increasing part of the work and included a position as one of the training managers overseeing and providing training for social workers and foster carers. Doreen has been part of the Child and Family Training team since 2002. She is one of the accredited trainers and has been part of the project management team in the work in partnership with the DfE and course development.