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Home Services / Social Care
Haywards Heath
Elaine Keep

Elaine Keep

Educator, Practice Assessor, Manager.
Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex District, West Sussex


About Elaine Keep:

I qualified in social work in 1981. I qualified as an approved social worker (now AMHP) in 1986. I am experienced in Safeguarding Adults, Mental Health, legal issues and practice in working with groups, families and individuals. I am experienced in motivational interviewing, domestic and sexual abuse , financial abuse and hoarding.I am trained in joint interviewing of vulnerable adults alongside police (Achieving Best Evidence), attending MH review tribunals and coroners court. I am a practice educator and assessor. I have lengthy experience of team management, appraisal,  individual and group supervision.


Trainee generic social worker 1979-1980 East Sussex County Council. CQSW placement in  NHS Therapeutic Community 1980-1981. Alcohol Advice and Rehabilitation project midlands 1981-1983; using cognitive approach to counselling and groupwork. Training in Rational Emotive Therapy with Prof Windy Dryden , Birmingham 1983. Generic social worker then trained as approved under MH Act, TowerHamlets 1986. ASW until 2004. Senior practitioner and student assessor in mental health day centre, City of Westminster 1989-1993.  Team Manger mental health social work Haringey Council 1993-1994. Senior Practitioner,Out of Hours Mental Health Brighton and Hove 1997-2000. Forensic social worker, womens secure MH unit. Safeguarding Adult coordinator Brighton and Hove 2007- 2014


BA Hons Sociology. Sussex University 1978.

 MA, Applied Social Science, CQSW, Warwick University 1981.

MA Safeguarding Adults Law and Social Policy, Keele University 2014.

Best Interest Advisor , University of Brighton  2016

Practice Educator (peps1)Royal Holloway University of London 2017

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