Dr Felicity Shenton | Project Manager
Felicity Shenton qualified as a social worker in the early 80’s and worked in inner city London for 10 Years. Having moved up to the North East she then worked in fostering & adoption, managed and Alternative to Custody Project and was a Co- Director of a Children’s Human Rights Project from 2009 until taking up her post in NESWA.
She is passionate about adopting a rights based approach to social work and has a long standing commitment to education and training.
Helen Woolley | Placement Co-ordinator
Helen Woolley qualified as a social worker in 1990 and worked in Bradford, Durham, Newcastle and Gateshead over many years. Helen also spent 5 years working internationally: Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe developing community based social work, social work education and alternatives to residential care. On returning to the UK, she has worked for several universities, including seven years as social work placement coordinator at Teesside University alongside working internationally on teaching partnerships in Uzbekistan and Moldova.
She is passionate about supporting students and practice educators to deliver quality, rigorous placements that supply confident, skilled workers to our profession.