David Wilkins David Wilkins

David Wilkins is senior lecturer in social work at Cardiff University. He has previously researched at Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire, worked as an academic tutor for Frontline Programme and lectured at Anglia Ruskin University.

Previously, David worked in local authority social work, in the fields of disability and child protection, as a social worker, manager and was Principal Child and Family Social Worker for the London Borough of Enfield. David’s research interests include child protection practice, supervision and the use of theoretical and research-informed knowledge in practice.

In particular he is interested in the relationship between more effective supervision, enhanced practice skills and family outcomes.

All posts by David Wilkins

Suspected male perpetrator of domestic abuse: practice scenario commentary

Flo (social worker) is meeting with Jamie, father to a five-year-old boy named Charlie. Observe two different versions of the same scenario and what impact each approach has on the father.

Female victim of domestic abuse: practice scenario commentary

David (social worker) is meeting with Jeanette, mother to a five-year-old boy named Charlie. Use these practice scenarios to observe how the mother responds differently to the social worker in each example.

Young person in care: practice scenario commentary

Siân (social worker) is meeting with Melanie, a young person living in a residential home. Observe how the young person responds differently to the social worker in each example.

Alcohol misuse: practice scenario commentary

Rupert (social worker) is meeting with Mandy, mother to a six-year-old girl named Tilly. Use these practice scenarios to observe how the parent responds differently to the social worker in each example.