I have provided training and consultations to Local Authorities and Adoption Agencies throughout the UK, including the Consortiuim of Voluntary Adoption Agencies and Adoption UK.
I have also compiled individual life story books for adopted children or those living with special guardians.
I will not be available for further consultation or training after May 2017
Feedback from workshops and seminars:
Christine Prickett, Business Development Services Manager, Corsortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies: 'Joy has the enviable talent of being able to provide expert information in a very accessible and jargon free manner and her training days are always highly rated by social work practitioners and adopters alike. With good reason words such as “inspiring”, “enlightening” and “practical” always appear on the delegate’s course evaluation sheets. Without a doubt, as well as assisting many adopters, Joy has made a significant contribution to the work undertaken by social workers in this area'.
Sally Magee, Adoption Social Worker, Portsmouth City Council: 'Thank you so much for doing the seminar, there was nothing but positive comments, and that from some old stagers like me as well as the newer workers. You are clearly very passionate about the topic, and that comes across in the presentation'.
Gillian Thrower, Assistant Team Manager, Surrey Adoption and Permanency Service: 'Joy gave a wonderful and inspiring talk ... lots of adoptive parents have said how much they enjoyed it and went away reassured and encouraged to talk about things with their children that they had felt nervous of approaching because they felt they didn`t have the words...and now they do'.