Simon Haworth

Department of Social Work and Social Care

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Simon Haworth recently joined the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer within the Department of Social Work and Social Care. He is involved in teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and post qualifying programmes and currently undertaking a variety of projects for the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership.

Prior to this appointment, Simon worked within the field of child protection and specialised in court-based social work. This culminated in working as an Advanced Practitioner and Principal Social Worker within the statutory children and families social work field.

In frontline practice, Simon specialised in a number of key areas including the legal journey of the child, neglect, sexual exploitation, physical abuse, engaging those considered challenging or hard to engage, and a variety of specialist assessments such as parenting and sibling assessments.

He is now happy to be pursuing a career within the academic field.


  • Certificate in Practice Education Stages 1 and 2, University of Birmingham, 2017
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Social Work with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers) with Merit, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • BA (Hons) Social Work – with First Class Honours, Ruskin College Oxford, 2010


  • BA Social Work
  • MA Social Work
  • Step Up Programme
  • Social Work PQ Programmes


My research interests include:

  • Social Work and Social Harm
  • Fatherhood and Social Work
  • Continous Professional Development and Practice Education
  • Leadership in Social Work