Liz has worked in Children’s Social Care for 20 years. She is a social worker and has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice.
She started her career as a children with disabilities support worker before qualifying as a social worker and going onto work in local authorities in statutory and non-statutory roles and also has experience within the voluntary sector.
She joined Hackney as a Consultant Social Worker in 2008 and was inspired by social work practice within the Reclaiming Social Work Model. Liz became an associate of Morning Lane in 2012 and undertook a post as a systemic social worker in local authority before going on to became a trainer in systemic social work on Morning Lane’s training programmes and a practice coach within MLA’s innovation project. Liz took the lead practice role in developing the DfE Knowledge and Skills Statement. Since 2015, she has been the Head of Learning for MLA, overseeing the development and delivery of all the training programmes and activities offered by the organisation.
Liz was motivated to set up Collective Space in response to the growing voice of social workers who are inspired by systemic practice and want to be able to offer more effective, more ethical and more human responses to family need. She continues to work with families in a inner London Borough and this continues to be what drives her passion for systemic social work.