Ann PotterSenior Lecturer

Awards

Exemplary Researcher Award - 2013 RIHSC Annual Conference

Specialist Areas


Social work with children, young people and families
Social work within the Family Justice system;
Child care law and practice.

Research Interests


Socio-legal knowledge and practice
Social work practice prior to and within public law family proceedings
Children's and young people's rights and participation in Family Proceedings

Professional Body Membership and Activity


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
HCPC Registered Social Worker
Member of Child Concern (Interdisciplinary socio-legal education and training group)
Member of NAGALRO (National association of Family Court Advisors and Independent Social Workers)

Editorships and Consultancies


Peer Reviewer for British Journal of Social Work

Impact


Greater Manchester Family Courts Forum, Academic representative
Greater Manchester Family Courts Forum Education & Training Sub-Committee, Academic representative
Invited Lecturer, Judicial College Public Family Law Seminars

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Edmondson, D. Potter, A. & McLaughlin, H. (2013) "Reflections of a Higher Specialist PQ Student Group on the Munro Recommendations for Children's Social Workers", in Practice: Social Work in Action

Potter, A. (2011) Review of "30 Years of Childcare Practice & Research: An Overview" by Bullock, R. and Simmonds, J. (eds.); "Adoption & Fostering", by Bullock, R. (ed.), British Journal of Social Work, 41(7), pp. 1408-1409.

Hodson N., Potter A. 2008. "Who's the Daddy, Half Sister, Brother: The Future of DNA Testing in Family Proceedings" vol.38. Family Law. pp.1028

Potter A. 2006. "The Role of the Children's Guardian: Judicial Views and Expectations" vol.16 no.1. Seen and Heard. pp.34-46

Conference Presentations

Potter, A., Newton, K. & McLaughlin, H. (2013) "Tales from the field - managing research within the Family Justice System", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Potter, A. (2013) "Social Work Assessment with Vulnerable Parents", at Judicial College Public Family Law Seminar, Northampton, UK

Potter, A. (2013) "Social Work Assessment with Vulnerable Parents", at Derbyshire Family Justice Council Annual Conference, Derby, UK

Potter, A. (2012) "Social Work Assessment with Vulnerable Parents", at Judicial College Public Family Law Seminar, Northampton, UK

Potter, A & Jones, L (2012) "Parental mental health, children & families - working effectively, working together", at Choice, Care & Control Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Potter, A. (2011) "The Role of the Child and Family Social Worker in Section 47 Investigations and Care Proceedings", at North West Deanery School of Paediatrics Regional Training Programme: Child Protection - Preparation for Consultant Practice, Manchester, UK

Potter A. 2010. "NAI, Risk & Social Work Assessment" at: Gtr Mcr Family Justice Council & Child Concern Conference, Manchester, UK.

Potter A. 2009. "The right to be seen as well as heard? Contemplating the direct involvement of children and young people in family proceedings" at: Cafcass Research Conference. Birmingham, UK.

Research Reports

McLaughlin, H., Potter, A., and Newton, K. (2014) "Evaluation of the Greater Manchester Gatekeeping and Allocation Pilot: Care Proceedings", Family Justice Review, pp.3-4

McLaughlin, H., Newton, K. & Potter, A. (2013) "Evaluation of the Greater Manchester Gatekeeping and Allocation Pilot: Care Proceedings", Manchester Metropolitan University.
ISBN: 978-1-905476-86-2
http://www.rihsc.mmu.ac.uk/docs/MMU Evaluation of the Gtr Mcr Gatekeeping and Allocation Pilot 07082013.pdf

Current Teaching Input


(Post-Graduate & Post-Qualifying Provision)
Law for social workers
Social work practice with children, young people & families
Safeguarding
Care planning with Looked After Children
Family Court work

Other Responsibilities


Social Work CPD Framework Development
Ann Potter

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing

Department

Social Work & Social Change Dept
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2101

Email: a.potter@mmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @AnnPotter6