Service Manager - South Westanjaligupta@afteradoption.org.uk
I qualified as a Social Worker in 1998 and have worked in a range of services; adult mental health, learning difficulties, with rough sleepers, SGO and kinship care, and the whole range of adoption services. I have also worked specifically with women and children experiencing domestic violence, young homeless people and as an advocate for young people.
I have worked extensively as a Practice Educator and as the independent chair for the Bristol Shared Lives Scheme.
I left my post as an Adoption Social Worker for a local authority in the South West to join After Adoption in 2014. I started as an Adoption Support Social Worker working with birth families, adopted adults and adoptive families. I then moved to the Position of Service Manager in November 2016.