Promoting evidence-based assessments & interventions in social care
'Creative Practice is competence in skills & mastery of the knowledge base'
Martin C Calder MA, CQSW has worked in the field of child protection and child welfare for over 30 years: as a social worker, child protection coordinator, safeguarding manager and manager of domestic violence services.
Martin has also worked as a lecturer on the Child Care Award at the University of Salford and he is now an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queens University Belfast. He is also the External examiner for the Post Graduate Certificate - Strategic Leadership and Collaboration in Safeguarding at the University of Salford.
Martin has written and published extensively around policy and procedural issues in the child care field as well as the development of accessible, evidence-based assessment tools for frontline workers (for book publications .pdf, please click here).
Martin has been actively involved in the development of a variety of operational assessment tools for frontline staff to support the CAF and ICS
(for assessment tools please click here).
These materials form the basis of many of his training programmes which he delivers to both social care and multi-disciplinary audiences spanning the statutory and the voluntary sector. Martin spends a significant amount of time travelling around England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and this encourages a greater cross-fertilization of functional ideas and initiatives. Martin has been commissioned to develop and deliver several training programmes for working with first line managers to help them develop both the skills and knowledge base required for the challenging work facing them.
Martin works with a growing number of associates to extend the skill & knowledge base as well as capacity to deliver commissioned work. They each have extraordinary skills in engaging staff with the latest evidence-based materials that work as well as ensuring they feel confident in applying their knowledge in their frontline operational role.
At the present time he can call upon the following to deliver pre-prepared or bespoke training, consultancy or auditing casework & systems.