Liz has worked in children’s social care for over 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 systemic social work practice within the Reclaiming Social Work model. Liz moved into a role as a systemic social work trainer, then into a head of learning post overseeing the development and delivery of all the training programmes and activities offered by the organisation.
She has worked as a consultant within systemic social work since 2012 and was a practice lead in the DfE’s Knowledge and Skills Accreditation programme.
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 as an independent social worker and systemic practitioner.