Dr Jane Herd BA Psych, Dip SW, Dip Couns, AASW, Prof Doc SW

Founder, CEO, and consultant clinical social worker

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I have over 30-years’ experience in the area of children’s social care and 25 years in Children’s mental health and well being with particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Consultant clinical social worker including working in CAMHS at a senior level and as a clinical director of a children’s charity. Especially interested in the assessment of, and intervention with hard to reach children, young people and their families/carers/networks with a focus on engagement and lasting change.
  • Having completed a professional doctorate in Social Work on the inner worlds, presentations and ways to work hard to reach adolescents I have developed a unique bio-psycho-social approach including scaling tool, assessment format and interventions. I am particularly concerned with neurodevelopment and trauma approaches and ideas.
  • I focus on the engagement of workers, carers and services to create holistic responses and approaches to children and young people’s emotional, social and mental health issues. This includes: consultation, reflective practice. resource packs and service development.
  • Principal researcher in the field of qualitative and mixed methodology research and evaluation in health, education, social care and the third sector. Including field work, data analysis, report writing and dissemination
  • Senior lecturer, trainer and educator with a particular interest in hard to reach children and young people, reflective practice adnd psychotherapeutic approaches including neurodevelopment and attachment. Significant experience working with therapeutic foster carer’s and residential care workers.


  • Consultant clinical and therapeutic social work
  • Understanding assessing and working with ‘hard to reach’ adolescents and young adults.
  • Consultation, training, education, research, evaluation and service development.

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