Head of the Centre for Child Protection at University of Kent
27 Jun 2022
Dr Tracee Green is Head of the Centre for Child Protection and Director of Studies for the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Kent.
Dr Green has been involved with the Centre for Child Protection since 2016 by way of teaching on the MA in Advanced Child Protection (and related programmes), delivering training with innovative simulations, developing projects to support child protection learning and undertaking research to further the field of safeguarding knowledge and education. In early 2020, she contributed to the development and implementation of the new Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship programme at Kent; establishing collaborative social work education between the University, employers across the nation and apprentices themselves.
Dr Green has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Social Work and a PhD in Social Policy and Social Work. Her PhD focused on forensic parenting assessments. Her research project, ‘Forensic Parenting Assessments Using PAMS and Better Outcomes’, was a mixed methods design looking at practitioners’ perception of PAMS, their use of PAMS and whether the use of PAMS helps or hinders in meeting better practice standards in forensic assessments.
Dr Green enjoyed 14 years of social work experience, providing a variety of services for children and families. Her work within a family assessment and support unit focused on providing expert assessments on parenting capacity and risk for care proceedings and Public Law Outline (PLO) purposes. She facilitated the introduction and implementation of a new evidence-based practice tool – Parenting Assessment Manual Software (PAMS) 3.0 – within her team’s parenting assessments. After becoming familiar with PAMS, she was motivated to start her PhD with a focus on using PAMS in a forensic setting.
In addition, Dr Green has experience working with parents who have learning needs, mental health needs and parents who have been involved with domestic abuse and the misuse of substances. She has provided a variety of supportive interventions including undertaking direct work with children, providing individual parenting support to parents and facilitating systemic family work with vulnerable families. She has also co-facilitated numerous groups including evidence-based parenting groups and focused children’s groups.