Social Worker Training and Consultancy in Workforce Development

Creative Training Solutions provides social worker training and consultancy services in workforce development to meet the Continual Professional Development needs of children’s social workers and the wider Children’s Social Care Workforce.


Creation and facilitation of high quality, professionally presented Voice of the Child training and supporting resources for individual practitioners, teams and services.

Practice Education

Off-site practice education, moderation, tutoring and lecturing. Academic tutoring for student Social Workers and Trainees, including moderation of ASYE portfolios and programmes.


Leading on the development and review of organisational culture, policy and practice in response to national policy initiatives from government departments.

See Me, Hear Me, Know Me. — Tools to help children to communicate

We have developed a series of toolkits and resources, that have been created under the brand name of See Me, Hear Me, Know Me. The kits have been developed over a number of years, and have been proven time and time again to be an integral part of many Social worker's day to day communication with children.

Lisa is a fantastic and engaging leader and facilitator who is passionate about participation of children of all ages and a strong advocate for making positive change to benefit children and young people and their families. I’ve loved working with Lisa on the Young Children’s Voices Network project and am pleased to have kept in touch and to be looking at new possibilities of working together – I recommend Lisa for her creative skills as a facilitator, her ideas and vision and ability to enthuse and motivate.

– Lucy Williams
Principal Officer – Development and Participation, National Children’s Bureau

I have worked with Lisa for over 3 years. Our organisation worked on a training contract with the Middlesbrough Council that Lisa was involved with. I loved working with Lisa. Lisa has great organisational awareness which really helped us in our work. I found Lisa’s energy and enthusiasm contagious as well as her commitment to the project we were working on. I would love to work with Lisa again and highly recommend her to others.

– Paul Rhodes
Training and Development Consultant with Seven Institute

As the Middlesbrough Children & Young People’s (C&YP) Trust Manager, Lisa was part of my team acting as the strategic lead for the voice of the child and children’s workforce development.  This included responsibility for developing a range of resources and tools to support improvement and reform of children and young people’s services acting as a critical friend to organisations and facilitating the sharing of local, regional and national best practice. Lisa’s skills and knowledge was a key part of our ability to meet the requirements and outcomes set by the C&YP Trust Board ensuring we were kept up to date on the strategic developments, legislation and reform relating to the voice the child and children’s workforce. Lisa also played an active role in supporting our preparation for the various OFSTED inspections taking a strategic lead on key element of the inspection process.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to any organisation particularly those who are looking to strengthen and improve the voice of the child

– Lesley Spaven
Ex Manager of Children and Young People’s Trust

Many thanks for acting as the PE for student A on their recent 70-day placement.
I know from speaking to the student that they have found supervision to be helpful and thought-provoking. You have encouraged them to think more widely about practice issues and feel confident enough to explore the more uncertain areas associated with practice. I have seen the student’s enthusiasm and confidence really develop and I am aware that you have worked very proactively with the student to support their development throughout the placement. I am aware of how much you have worked with Student A to help them gain a good understanding of the legislative and professional frameworks that guide practice including the PCF’s and to develop a sound understanding of social work theories. Many thanks again for all your input.

– Anne Gribbens
Academic Tutor and Lecturer (Social Work) Sunderland University

Some of our Clients