Full Name
Rachel Lovelady
Job Title
Service Manager
Local Authority
Speaker Bio
I am a social worker currently practicing in the north of England. My first role as a newly qualified social was in a health and disability team. There I worked with children who were the subject of child protection and child-in-need plans. I also supported children through care proceedings and children in the care of the local authority. I then took on a role as deputy manager of a children’s home for children with disabilities for a short while.

I became an advanced social work practitioner in 2019, supporting newly qualified social workers and students, undertaking audit and other quality assurance activities, facilitating training and workshops and other project work. In July 2021, I started a new role as service manager of a child protection and child-in-need team. I’m interested in the impact of relationship-based practice, systemic approaches to social work and working with new social workers to support their development.

I have been hosting and facilitating conversations within my local authority around anti-discriminatory - and more specifically anti-racist practice - and am passionate about continuing these discussions.
Rachel Lovelady