Social Work Consultant
Rachel Maloney is a qualified Social Worker who has worked with children and families from diverse backgrounds in social care settings for over 25 years. She has particular experience and knowledge of safeguarding and supporting children who have been sexually exploited, adopted or fostered, experiencing mental health issues, children seeking asylum, trafficked young people and Young Carers.
She is an Independent Social Work Consultant and trainer, and chairs local authority and voluntary sector Adoption and Fostering panels, as well as working as a consultant and trainer with a number of children’s charities. She volunteers as a trustee for her local Carers organisation and supports the board to strategically plan for the needs of Young Carers within the borough.
She is passionate about ensuring children and young people are supported to have and achieve high aspirations, challenging processes that do not support children and young people to access services when they need to, tenaciously working to break down barriers to enable children to have their views heard, listened to, and acted on where this will enhance their life opportunities.
She is also passionate about driving forward an uplift in Social Work practice, through effective evidence based supervision, training, and analytical sound interventions.