I (Kane Barnacle) provide expert independent assessments, reports and services in adult Social Work and Advocacy practice. I also provide bespoke training and consultancy services.
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I am registered with Social Work England [SW110472] and I am an independent member of the British Association for Social Workers (BASW). I hold the required qualifications and insurances for the work I undertake.
I adhere to policies in relation to ‘standards of practice’ which ensures my work is consistently of the highest standard. I undertake regular Continued Professional Development (CPD) and training to ensure my practice remains exemplary and my knowledge is comprehensive. I also hold a clear enhanced DBS check.
I specialise in the Mental Capacity Act . I also have a competent working knowledge of the Mental Health Act [1983/2007], Equality Act , Data Protection Act  & GDPR, Care Act , Human Rights Act , and, the European Convention on Human Rights. I am also experienced in the adherence with requisite legal provisions and frameworks (e.g. timely Case Law and Judicial statements).
I have worked in a range of Advocacy roles since 2007 - latterly as a senior service manager. I am experienced in creating policies and the implementation of strategic processes. I approach all my work with consideration to the advocacy principles of choice, truly person centred practice, independence, and, enablement.
I have worked as a qualified Social Worker since 2016, specialising in work with older persons and those who lack (or may lack) the mental capacity to make decisions. I am also experienced in the fields of criminal and restorative justice, dementia education, continuing healthcare (CHC), staff supervision, and, caseload management. I specialise in undertaking legally compliant Mental Capacity Assessments. I am adept at facilitating the completion of Best Interest decisions. I also undertaking Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard - Best Interest Assessments (DoLS BIA).
I am based on the Isle of Wight and work across the south of England.
Some people have a right to access free services from local providers, I provide a service to those who do not qualify and those who commission services.
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