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Vivienne Dacre

Programme Leader: Therapeutic Child Care

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Vivienne Dacre

Room: K207


+44 (0) 1978 293060


Vivienne is Senior Lecturer at Glyndŵr University, where she is programme leader of the FdA/BA in Therapeutic Child Care. She is a qualified social worker with an MA in Therapeutic Child Care (Reading University).

Vivienne was previously employed as a qualified social worker for almost thirty years and as such has extensive experience of working with children and families. Before joining Glyndŵr University she was a senior manager within the private care sector where she had lead responsibility for both training and therapeutic services.

For a number of years she worked within a Local Authority Children and Families social work team. As a social worker she has managed a local authority family centre and children’s residential homes. Her practice experience therefore has covered both the investigation of child abuse and therapeutic work with children and adults with a history of trauma.

MA, CSS - Vivienne is currently undertaking the Professional Doctorate programme at Glyndŵr University.

BA (Hons) Therapeutic Child Care
SOC626: Leadership and Professional Development.
SOC625: Research in Practice

Fda Therapeutic Child Care
SOC429: Reflective Learning in Practice
SOC501: Professional Development
SOC503: Communication Through a Therapeutic Frame
SOC504: Trauma and Resilience

Her area of research is in relation to how residential child care workers cope when they manage incidents of self-harm.