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Amanda Colclough

Practice Learning Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Amanda started her career in social work and social care in 1992 when she worked in residential homes for children and supporting care leavers. Amanda completed her MA in Social Work in 1996. Since then her time in practice has predominantly involved working with adults, specialising in community mental health. This included working under the Mental Health Act 1983 as an Approved Social Worker and latterly under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as a Best Interests Assessor and Senior Practitioner. She still continues to work as a Best Interests Assessor for Nottingham City Council.

Amanda has an interest in the development of student and qualified social workers and has taught and mentored on various qualifying and post qualification programmes, including Best Interests Assessor (BIA) training and the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) qualifying programme. She has also been involved in the teaching and learning of both social work students and Practice Educators, and has the Practice Educator Award Stage 2. Amanda has worked at the University of Nottingham as the Practice Learning Manager in the Centre for Social Work since June 2019. Her current teaching commitments involve Preparation for Practice, Communication Skills for Practice and various skills days.

Expertise Summary

Adult social care and social work; social approaches to mental health; mental capacity and the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including the legal and ethical implications of deprivation of liberty; training and development of social work practice.

Teaching Summary

Amanda has an interest in the development of student and qualified social workers. Her current teaching commitments involve Preparation for Practice, Communication Skills for Practice and various… read more

Amanda has an interest in the development of student and qualified social workers. Her current teaching commitments involve Preparation for Practice, Communication Skills for Practice and various skills days.

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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