Ruth Pearson has over 30 years’ experience in the field of child protection and safeguarding, originally as a practicing family social worker and subsequently as a Senior Practitioner in Child Protection. She then became involved the in the area of multi-agency child protection training and development and managed safeguarding training services for two ACPCs /LSCBs. She has the ILM First Line Management qualification.
Ruth has lectured in social work at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield and has taught on undergraduate, postgraduate and post qualifying courses. Her key areas were safeguarding children, child development and attachment and brain development for social workers.
She is a freelance trainer and facilitator delivering a variety of courses, usually on a multi-agency basis but also for single agencies such as Children’s Social Care, Education, Youth Offending. For a number of years, Ruth has delivered training in areas such as Working with Hostile or Uncooperative Families; Disguised Compliance; Hidden Men; Supervision for Managers with Safeguarding Responsibilities; Working with Neglect and Decision Making in Safeguarding. These courses have taken account of local and national guidance and learning from relevant Serious Case Reviews and research. Evaluations from these courses have been consistently high. Ruth has also written courses as requested by LSCBs in response to learning identified by Serious Case Reviews.