Lesley Parish


Practice Learning Co-ordinator/Social Work

Department of Social Work and the Community

Contact Details

email: l.parish@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542758

I am a qualified social worker who has worked predominately with Children and Families, supporting them to care for their children and prevent children from being removed from home.

I have worked in the voluntary and statutory sectors and enjoyed seeing the positive changes and outcomes for families I have worked with.

For over 15 years now I have been involved with social work education, supporting social work students to gain their qualification. I consider that learning is about acquiring new knowledge, skills and experiences but in an accessible and fun way that supports students overall development.


MSc - Educational Management and Leadership

CIPD - Certificate in Personnel Practice

Chartered Management Institute - A1, NVQ Assessor in Health & Social Care

City & Guilds - Further & Adult Education 7307 & 7302

CCETSW - Practice Teaching

CCETSW Social Work

Teaching & Research

Teaching interests

BA - Social work practice SOWK 2004 MA - Social work practice SOWK 4006 & 4006

Research interests

Social work practice Service User/Carer feedback on practice

Professional Bodies

Chartered Institute of Mangers (CIM)

BASW British Association of Social Workers

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


2014 Community Care Joint Author - How to support social work students faced with remote and flexible working on their practice placement

2015 Community Care Joint Author - Diversions and Divisions: The impact on bursary changes on social work students

2004 Barnardos Childrens Charity, Child protection and Churches. Researcher and co-wrote

External Responsibilities

ASYE Moderator and Panel Member for Worcester County Council Children and Families and Adult Services.

Assessing candidates for the Practice Educators Professional Standards Stage 1 & 2