Mrs Barbara Schaefer  

Mrs Barbara Schaefer

MA, (HCPC), CPR (thorough)

Social Care Consultant

Social Work
Beacon Social Care Ltd
8 Experian Way
NOTTINGHAM
Nottinghamshire
NG2 1EP
Having qualified in Germany in 1981 with a postgraduate qualification in the field and moved to the UK in 1994, I have worked in the health and social care sector for most of my life.

Adding to that, I worked from 2007 to 2013 as a senior social worker (locum in local authorities and an NHS trusts in England with good to excellent references, providing an in-depth and innovative person-centred and sustainable person-centred services those authorities and their clients.

In 2007, I also began to provide expert witness reports and since 2011 have appeared in court several times. In 2016, a judge praised me after an oral presentation of about 90 minutes before him: “You should be proud of yourself… At the top of your profession...”

My experience in higher education goes back to a period from 1996 to 1999 when I temporarily taught applied psychology and applied ethics at two nursing colleges in Germany. I have also acted as a personal tutor for students in a multidisciplinary setting at Chester University.

I maintain my professional and ethical standards though ongoing CPD and professional personal reflection.

Having been told in 2004 that my dissertation for the MA in contemporary theology on applied epistemology already nearly reached the standard for a PhD (re originality), I found working in statutory services, I was quickly able to turn the theoretical insights into practical outcomes for clients in very difficult social and personal situations.

Areas include:

Social care.
Social work.
Mental health.
Trauma-based biographical assessment,
(Maastricht interview).
Professional negligence (claimants).
Elderly.
Safeguarding.
Quality of care.

Social Care Adults (for individuals):

Care home and agency issues.
Benefits (Fit to work).
Dementia care.
Delayed hospital discharge.
Whistle-blowing in the NHS.
Quality of care, CQC.

Mental Health Adults:

Personality disorder.
Alcoholism.
Depression.
Aspergers neurodiverse traits.
ADHD.
Support for students in HE.
Maastricht-Interview
(trauma-based in-depth biography to support individuals).
Women’s issues through the life stages.
Single parents (female).
Emotional abuse history/PTSD.
MHA and MCA.

Professional negligence related to the above:
(claimants only).


 

Additional Information:

Regional Limits:

Yes
German

Expert Witness Work:

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Expert Witness Activity:

90%
0%
10%
8

10

Lawyer Consultation:

Yes