Deputy Director (knowledge and practice development), Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
Anna joined the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse as the practice improvement advisor for social work in November 2017. This followed 16 years within statutory children’s services as a social worker, advanced practitioner and manager. In this previous role, Anna developed and led a multi-disciplinary specialist child sexual abuse (CSA) team, was an expert witness in the family courts on CSA cases and was the CSA practice lead for the local authority. Anna’s particular area of interest is intra-familial child sexual abuse and the ways in which social workers can effectively identify and respond to concerns. She is currently working with Community Care Inform to build a knowledge and practice hub resource for social workers to support them with this area of their work. Anna is an associate tutor at the University of Sussex and is currently the editor of NOTA News, the quarterly magazine for members of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers.