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.