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Dr Sarah Vicary
I am a Senior Lecturer and Senior Fellow, of the Higher Education Academy. I have been a qualified social worker since graduating with an Masters in Social Work.
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council.
Currently I lead the social work degree for The Open University in the North West of England and in Yorkshire and am the social work lead for the Student Support Team and, until recently, Co-qualifications lead, social work. I have worked extensively in Adult Social Services, primarily within mental health, practising as a frontline social worker, an Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health Act 1983, a development and training officer and for six years a senior manager in an inner city multi disciplinary emergency mental health setting. I was for a number of years an Area Commissioner for the Mental Health Act Commission.
I was elected to sit on the Mental Health Faculty of the College of Social Work, now the Mental Health Practice Policy and Education Group, British Association of Social Workers. I sat on the Advisory Board for the British Library Social Welfare portal and appointed as a specialist committee member for the NICE Quality Advisory Committee Guidleine on transition for Mental Health Hospital to Community, for which I was also social care topic advisor.
I coordinate the Social Work History Network and publish widely on mental health social work.
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Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the system.
06 Mar 2019
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