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Lucy has worked in social care for over 25 years. Starting as a care worker for older people, moving into youth work and then qualified as a social worker in 1996 and has spent her career supporting children and their families both within the child protection system and as children in need. Lucy has worked as an operational practitioner, an operational manager and a strategic leader with her most recent local authority post being Principal Social Worker for a large county council where she implemented a training programme for social workers from ASYE (assisted and supported year in employment) through to management. Lucy provides independent social work services, training, coaching, contracting and consultancy. Lucy is an experienced trainer, accredited by the NSPCC, able to deliver a wide range of courses including safeguarding, supervision, risk assessment and safety planning.