Felicity Shenton

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

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.

Glenn Dunnett

Glenn Dunnett | Project Administrator

My name is Glenn Dunnett and I am in the Project Administrator for the North East Social Work Alliance.

My role within the team is to help organise and coordinate activities conducted by the partnership and ensure that important information and guidance is circulated to all its members.

I am involved in a wide range of projects across the partnership and have had the pleasure of getting to know lots of new and experienced professionals who are involved in making this partnership a success.

I believe that NESWA can help to not only develop new and exciting prospects for people in this region, whether they are service users or practitioners, students or newly qualified staff, but it can also help to promote the North East as a region and highlight the many positive qualities that this area holds.


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