Skip to content

Janet Warren

Lecturer in Social Work

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailj.warren1@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233513

Biography

Involved in social work, children and families social work education, and the development of service user and carer participation in social work education and training at the University of Bradford and Anglia Ruskin University.

Teaching

Teaching highlights

I have substantial and sustained experience in teaching a range of subject areas including:
  • Social work with vulnerable children and families including the use of observation, theories of child development, legal frameworks and interventions in child protection and child care practice. 
  • Poverty and social exclusion. 
  • Equality, diversity, ethics and values. 
  • Care management including services delivery, managing change, recruitment/selection, work performance planning/evaluation, effective working relationships and problem solving. ·         
  • Social work methods including groupwork and interpersonal skills. 
  • Sociological and psychological perspectives of human development across the life span. 
  • Administrative context of social work. 
  • Service users’ and carers’ perspectives 
  • Preparation for readiness for practice, practice placement learning, reflective practice, personal and professional development.I have substantial and sustained specialist experience of 

Teaching interests

  • Social Work with Children and Families, including direct work with children.
  • Young carers – children who provide (unpaid) care to ill, disabled and other family members. 
  • Service user and carer participation in Social Work Education, service delivery, research and policy development.

Research

My research interests fall principally into two main areas, namely: The needs and experiences of children who are caregivers (young carers) - improving the development of professional awareness, service provision and outcomes for children and their families. This research has involved working closely with practitioner and service user (young carers) networks. Whilst at Anglia Ruskin University, I led research commissioned by Peterborough City Council which explored the needs of young carers locally and made proposals for the future development of services. Children and young people’s participation as active researchers. Whilst at Anglia Ruskin University, I supported a group of young carers to develop a user-led research proposal. My research interests fall principally into two main areas, namely: The needs and experiences of children who are caregivers (young carers) - improving the development of professional awareness, service provision and outcomes for children and their families. This research has involved working closely with practitioner and service user (young carers) networks. Whilst at Anglia Ruskin University, I led research commissioned by Peterborough City Council which explored the needs of young carers locally and made proposals for the future development of services. Children and young people’s participation as active researchers. Whilst at Anglia Ruskin University, I supported a group of young carers to develop a user-led research proposal. Current Projects My current research is exploring patterns of change for children and young people who are known to adopt caring roles and how their lives differ from other children and young people in the general population. Current Projects My current research is exploring patterns of change for children and young people who are known to adopt caring roles and how their lives differ from other children and young people in the general population.