3rd November 2005




The University of Lincoln has recruited an experienced social work academic to help teach on its new degree programme running at the Brayford Pool campus in Lincoln.


Adrian Croft has been appointed Senior Lecturer in Social Work and will be a valuable addition to the School of Health and Social Care which now teaches Social Work in Lincoln and in Hull.


Mr Croft qualified as a social worker in 1991 and immediately moved to work in child protection, where he remained for just over seven years.


During his social work practice he acted as practice teacher to a number of diploma students and undertook the National Practice Teachers’ Award.


He also undertook a part-time postgraduate diploma in socio-legal studies (children).


He left direct practice in 1998 to act as a senior practice teacher, working across four universities in the region, before moving into management with responsibility for post- qualifying education and training, including Approved Social Worker (ASW) training and continuing professional development for occupational therapists.


While in this post he wrote a number of post-qualifying programmes and for the past two years has been chair of the East Midlands Post-Qualifying Consortium.


He was a member of the Department of Health’s focused investigation into the teaching of childcare on all social work diploma courses in the UK. The resulting report informed the development of the requirements for the ‘new’ social work degree.


During his time in management Mr Croft undertook a number of management courses including a postgraduate diploma in Management Studies.


He is currently in the process of producing his dissertation for his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lincoln.



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