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About Heather Saunders

Heather Saunders is the Placement Co-ordinator for the students who are studying on their social work programme. Heather develops, trains and supports practice placements across the whole of the social care sector in order to provide appropriate practice placements. Heather also supports and trains the practice educators who are based in the practice settings. Working with the students directly, she is involved in the preperation for practice and works closely with the students to ensure they are matched to an appropriate practice based setting. Heather is a qualified social worker, and has worked in numerous child care settings, both pre and post qualification, to include residential. community based safeguarding, and community based mental health. Heather has a particular interset in the impact of early child hood attachment and trauma on childrens’ emotional, behavioural and mental health. Heather has also taught on the ‘Post Graduate Award’ in social work at Nottingham Trent University and a number of the social care programmes based at Bishop Grosseteste. Heather is also a qualified practice teacher and has supported and assessed many students when in practice.

Department Responsibilities

Member of the Social Work Partnership Education Group Member of the East Midlands Social Work Network Member of the School Education and Student Committee


  • Level 3 in Delivering Learning — Lincoln College, 2007
  • Post Qualifying Award in Social Work — GSCC, 2001
  • Practice Teachers Award — CCETSW, 1997
  • CQSW (Social Work) — CCETSW, 1989
  • BA Social Sciences — Humberside College of Higher Education, 1988


  • Practice Tutoring/Assessing in Child Care — University of Nottingham,

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • TCSW (The College of Social Work) — Registered Member
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) — Registered Social Work