Sarah joined Pebbles care in January 2020 after a 17 year career in Statutory Children’s Services as a Qualified Social Worker and Independent Reviewing Officer.
Sarah has extensive knowledge and experience of working with children who have experienced trauma and abuse and children who are Looked After. Sarah has also worked as the Emotional Health and Wellbeing worker for Looked After children in West Cumbria advising foster carers in the PACE approach.
Sarah’s passion has always been Psychology, having completed a BSc(Hons) in Psychology in 1997. Sarah now works as an Assistant Psychologist for the company and is completing an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. Sarah is trained in the Incredible Years parenting programme and has previously delivered Parenting sessions to fathers in the three Devon prisons with Barnardo’s. Sarah is a Youth Mental Health first aid trainer and has completed AIM assessment training; she is also trained in Signs of Safety.
Sarah considers herself to be a positive and proactive person who wants to build everyone up to be the best that they can be and support them on their journey, whether this be staff or the young people and children she works with. Sarah wants the people and children she meets and works with to feel listened to and important and is always empathic and non-judgmental. Sarah wants to ensure that the children and young people who are cared for by Pebbles care have a positive experience of care, feel safe and well cared for and are supported to reach their full potential.
Sarah is part of the Therapeutic parenting programme training team and works closely with care staff to ensure that children are provided with the best support. Sarah assists with therapeutic formulation for each child based on their history and experiences; this enables staff to understand the children more fully and respond to their needs in a trauma informed way. Sarah covers Cumbria, Lancashire and the North east.