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Dr Sue Warnock BSc (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed (Ed Psych), Ed.D, C.Psychol, AFBPs.S
Chartered Educational Psychologist

Dr Sue Warnock started her career as a Leicestershire primary school teacher before training as an Educational Psychologist in 1992. Sue then began to work extensively with mainstream and special schools, and with FE and HE providers for Coventry City Council. As Sue's career progressed, she began to focus her efforts within the Youth Justice arena, establishing and disseminating good educational practice and inter-agency developments across the locality and region. Sue was instrumental in developing a process whereby local schools could work with the Courts and external agencies to seek alternatives to custodial sentences for young people; bringing agencies together, and sharing this practice more widely through the Youth Justice Board. Sue drew upon her experience of supporting the Looked After Children service in Coventry, and her work within the Youth Justice system when developing multi-agency initiatives.

Before leaving Local Authority work to establish an Independent Practice, Sue was starting the process of bringing Education, Social Services and Health providers together within the Local Authority, to consider how they could develop singular multi-agency (client focussed) signposting, information sharing referral points.

Sue has always had a special interest in working with parents, starting her first support group (for parents of children with dyslexia) back in 1993. Sue continued to develop her interest in supporting parents for 10 years whilst working within the LEA, in later years acting as Parenting Officer within the local Youth Justice arena. Sue's interest has continued to develop in this area, and since 2003 she has provided specialist assessments to the Family Courts relating to parenting matters. Whilst working as a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist, Sue focussed her attention on the assessment of young people who had offended, and on supporting their families. Sue delivered a service for the Court, providing psychological reports on issues as commissioned. Over the past 15 years Sue's work with the Courts has become increasingly specialised, and is now focussed upon helping the Courts to understand the needs of parents with learning difficulties, and how to support the parents and carers through Family Proceedings (conducting Capacity assessments as necessary).

Sue acted as a Consulting Psychologist for the former Dyslexia Action from 2003 until it's closure in 2017. Sue continues to support children young people, parents, education providers and employers delivering Dyslexia Action style assessments where needed. Sue also delivers Form 8 and DSA assessments as a matter of course (covering matters concerning dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and AD(H)D within her reports).

Sue has a keen interest in the training and development of fellow professionals. Sue has developed and delivered training for a wide range of audiences, including teachers, social workers, psychologists, Children's Guardians, magistrates and the wider legal profession. Sue has a particular interest in parenting and attachment issues, and she is regularly asked to assess parents with who have learning difficulties.

Sue was awarded a Doctoral degree by the University of Warwick for her thesis, which included the development of measures of Quality and Effectiveness for psychologists working in the Youth Justice setting.

Other Relevant Information
Dr Warnock's references have been checked and verified by the Law Society. All of Sue's work is fully covered by British Psychological Society approved professional indemnity insurance, and she is fully DBS checked. Sue is a member of the HCPC (WCZL5121) and is a fully qualified Chartered Educational Psychologist (109921).
  Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Association of Educational Psychologists
Chartered Educational Psychologist
Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
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