Alexander has been writing professionally for over 20 years and has a reputation for having an accessible style with a diligent focus on evidenced-based documentation.  He has authored hundreds of social work practice documents ranging from policies, pledges, procedures and practice guidance.  Alex has published reports on the effectiveness of children’s social care services during his time as Her Majesty’s Inspector.

Alex supports organisations to develop and produce:

  • Safeguarding policies that are meaningful, accessible and compliant with relevant legislation and regulation
  • Policies and procedures for schools, healthcare settings, criminal justice and statutory local authority social work
  • Procedures for practitioners working with children in need, child protection, children in care and care leavers. Procedures are produced that are meaningful, easy-to-follow and accessible to children and families
  • Inspirational guidance that is underpinned by aspirational thinking about the rights, entitlements and experience of vulnerable children
  • eLearning that stretches beyond a tick-box form and into a valuable experience for professionals

Alex’s first novel, ‘Caseload’, is coming soon!  It explores the experiences of a newly qualified social worker in her first year in child protection practice. 

To have a discussion about how Alex might be able to assist your organisation, please use the contact form on this website.

Alex has been a leading advocate for change in respect of social care documentation.  He has supported organisations to move towards an approach where social care records are written directly to those that benefit from services.  He is skilled at being able to distil complex information into accessible policies, procedures and guidance for practitioners.