Lorraine Carter rejoins Norman Mark

Many of our clients will remember Lorraine Carter who worked with us for many years, delivering courses in Learning Disabilities. Lorraine left us to start a family and engage in fostering. Her family has now matured and she has rejoined us with an extended training portfolio built on her newer expertise.

Lorraine Carter
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
Train the Trainer (fpa)
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2011)
Parent Practitioner Skills (Level 3, Ascentis)

Fostering Changes

Lorraine has worked as a trainer and group facilitator in the care sector for 16 years.  Her training is firmly rooted in hands-on experience. She has extensive experience in working in residential, day-care and social work settings with adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and people with mental health needs.

Lorraine’s skills in partnership work have come from working with health, social care and voluntary sector colleagues for more than 25 years. Her experience has come from a variety of roles within inner city Local Authorities, in multi-disciplinary teams and for a national charity supporting people with end of life care.

Lorraine and her family have been foster carers for 5 years and have cared for many children with a wide range of emotional needs. She currently works alongside social workers from the Fostering Team in delivering training to prospective and newly registered foster carers. Her voluntary work with foster carers and parents is enhanced by her role as a Parenting Practitioner, supporting parents and children through group work.

Lorraine’s training focus is centred around the individual and in working to understand the needs and feelings which inform human behaviour.  Lorraine works with customers to develop and deliver high quality training which meets the specific needs of the organisation. Courses are delivered within a person-centred framework, where the rights and dignity of those who use services are firmly upheld.   Her aim is to always provide a training experience which is enjoyable and creative and which encourages personal and professional development.

Training provided by Lorraine includes:

Social Care

  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Abuse Awareness for people using services
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Learning Disability Awareness
  • Person Centred Planning
  • Dignity in Care
  • End of Life Care Planning
  • PECS and Social Stories
  • Working in Partnership with Families
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Managing Stress

Communication Skills

  • Understanding Behaviour and Conflict Resolution
  • Assertive Communication
  • Customer Care
  • Empowerment and Engagement
  • Team Building