Jayne has been a qualified social worker for more than 25 years. Her practice experience in this role covers children in need, children looked after and working with foster carers and adopters. However her specialist area of work for more than 5 years was as a duty and assessment social worker and particularly the investigation of child protection concerns.

Jayne has been a manager in a range of children’s services settings across the past 20 years including duty and assessment teams, a domestic abuse project, family centres, children’s centres, early years settings and early help initiatives. Her role for the past 4 years has been to develop, manage and lead a local authority therapeutic intervention service which works with parents and carers of children primarily under the age of 12 years.

Offering a range of interventions to parents/carers and children who have social care child in need, child protection and court based care plans; the interventions were underpinned by an approach to working with children and their families which was child focused, based in attachment theory and fully considered parental and child relationship trauma, neuro-science/brain development and child development.

Whilst working with families Jayne has developed an increasing sense of the importance of considering and responding to adult mental health needs. She recognises the great benefits of providing joined up and effectively coordinated services for adults to the benefit of whole family networks. Similarly, Jayne is ever mindful of the impact of trauma on adults and has a real interest in supporting adults to find trauma services and therapies that will provides them with meaningful opportunities to repair and heal.

Jayne has a strong commitment to safeguarding and child protection and in her role as Service Manager at Beacon House she is the safeguarding lead and designated child protection officer for the organisation.

Jayne works with families in an open and honest manner and believes in a holistic and multi-agency shared approach to supporting children and their family network to build resilience and address identified difficulties. Jayne believes that the starting point for change is the premise that parents and carers want good outcomes for their children, know their children best and have resources and capacity to address issues if they are given timely support to reflect on how things might be different, what this would look like and what might achieve these aims.

In her role as Service Manager at Beacon House, Jayne works closely with the Clinical Director, Dr Lyons, to coordinate new referrals; oversee and bring together the day to day running of the Beacon House service; coordinate and contribute to the duty cover in respect of urgent enquires and complaints; liaise with members of child networks as a central representative of Beacon House; oversee the running of the Beacon House office; administrative team and premises and support the Beacon House staff team to maintain its provision of high quality and responsive attachment and trauma based interventions.

Jayne is responsible for and passionate about providing a nurturing environment for the users of Beacon House services. With this in mind she aims to maintain premises, facilities and a team response that is always pleasant and welcoming.

Jayne is a social worker registered with Social Work England – Registration number: SW79245 and a member of the British Association of Social Workers.

  • 3 day – Attachment based Practice with Adults
    Rebecca Carr-Hopkins – 2015
  • WSCC – various internal training courses on working with Attachment and Trauma
    Dr Shoshanah Lyons – 2014 – 2016
  • 2 day Foundation course on Attachment Theory
    Rebecca Carr-Hopkins – 2014
  • WSCC – various internal training in Signs of Safety
    2013 – 2016
  • Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
    Chichester University, July 2006
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Social Services Management
    Brighton University – 2000
  • WSCC – various supervision, safeguarding/child protection and practice oversight courses
    2000 – 2010
  • Practice Teachers Award
    Southampton University – 1995
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) and Diploma in Applied Social Studies
    Southampton University – 1989
  • BA Honours Degree – Social Administration
    Brighton University – 1986
  • Foundations of Systems Centred Training 
    Systems Centred Training UK, two days, 14th and 15th September 2020
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher
    West Sussex Services for Schools, 3 hours, 13th August 2020
  • Systems leadership: building effective working systems
    Systems Centred Training UK, 8th and 9th June 2020
  • Safer recruitment training
    High Speed Training, January 2020
  • Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism
    West Sussex County Council, one day, November 2019
  • Sexual Exploitation
    West Sussex County Council, one day, November 2019
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Basic Awareness
    West Sussex County Council, one day,  November 2019
  • Mid Sussex IPEH Safeguarding Awareness Day
    West Sussex County Council, one day, November 2019
  • Managing Safely (4 days)
    IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), August 2019
  • Emergency First Aid at work
    Tutor Care, one day,  July 2019
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer (Level 3)
    High Speed Training, July 2019
  • The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment across the Lifespan
    Dr Ben Grey, Dept of Attachment Studies, University of Roehampton, one day, May 2019
  • Mid Sussex IPEH Safeguarding Awareness Day
    West Sussex County Council, one day,  March 2018
  • Level One DDP (4 days)
    Julie Hudson, Family Futures, January 2017