Vanessa Chambers

Vanessa Chambers
Country: United Kingdom
Languages: English
Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer
Vanessa has over 38 years of experience in social care supporting adults both in the community and as a Renal Social Worker based within a hospital setting and supporting children and their families as a social worker, assistant team manager and foster carer. It was during her time as an assistant team manager in child and family services that Vanessa was first introduced to Signs of Safety. Having seen the difference that this way of working made to families, Vanessa became a practice lead helping and supporting practitioners to further understand and gain confidence in this way of working. During this time she developed a resource for social workers # I AM ME, keeping children and their families at the heart of life story work. Vanessa was awarded ‘The Spirit of Social Work’ Award from the British Association of Social Work in Wales for this resource in 2016.

The practice lead role led to Vanessa becoming a mentor and subsequently staff and service development officer for child and family services. Vanessa is passionate about social work and this passion led to her current role as a lecturer in social work which she does part time. Vanessa has been a licensed trainer for three years.