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My interests are social work with autistic people, foster care, kinship care and male carers.

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  • Adapting Safety Plans for Autistic Adults with Involvement from the Autism Community, Goodwin, J., Gordon, I., O'Keeffe, S., Carling, S., Berresford, A., Bhattarai, N., Heslop, P., Nielsen, E., O'Connor, R., Ogundimu, E., Pelton, M., Ramsay, S., Rodgers, J., Townsend, E., Vale, L., Wilson, C., Cassidy, S. 1 Apr 2024, In: Autism in Adulthood
  • Feasibility and acceptability of autism adapted safety plans: an external pilot randomised controlled trial, Rodgers, J., Cassidy, S., Pelton, M., Goodwin, J., Wagnild, J., Bhattarai, N., Gordon, I., Wilson, C., Heslop, P., Ogundimu, E., O'Connor, R., Ramsay, S., Townsend, E., Vale, L. 1 Jun 2024, In: EClinicalMedicine
  • Adapted Suicide Safety Plans to Address Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Behaviours in Autistic Adults: Protocol for a Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial, Rodgers, J., Goodwin, J., Nielsen, E., Bhattarai, N., Heslop, P., Kharatikoopaei, E., O'Connor, R., Ogundimu, E., Ramsay, S., Steele, K., Townsend, E., Vale, L., Walton, E., Wilson, C., Cassidy, S. 28 Feb 2023, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Autistic Parents’ Personal Experiences of Parenting and Support: Messages from an Online Focus Group, Hwang, S., Heslop, P. 1 Jan 2023, In: The British Journal of Social Work
  • Reporting Findings from an Exploratory Study of Social Workers’ Perceptions about autism Training, Heslop, P., Bushell, M. 1 Sep 2023, In: British Journal of Social Work
  • Social Work with autistic People: A BASW Practice Guide, Heslop, P. 15 Feb 2023
  • Book Review: An A-Z of social work theory by Malcom Payne, Heslop, P. 15 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Social Work
  • Book Review : Yo Dunn, Social work with autistic people: Essential knowledge, skills and law for working with children and adults, London: Jessica Kingsley, 2020, 256 pp., ISBN: 9781785920790, Heslop, P. 29 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Social Work
  • Book Review: Social Work with Autistic People: Essential Knowledge, Skills and the Law for Working with Children and Adults, Yo Dunn, Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London, 2020, pp 256, price £19.99 (paperback), ISBN 9781785920790, Heslop, P. 27 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Social Work
  • Reframing social work assessment: Connecting spaces and people, Heslop, P., McGladdery, S., Sice, P. 2021, In: Systemist

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  • Oral presentation: BASW Webinar - Social work with autistic people during COVID 19 and beyond. 2020
  • Examination: Experiences of foster care parents caring for non-family related foster children in de Deur, Gauteng Province, South Africa 2020
  • Membership of committee: BASW Special Interest Group social work with autistic people and people with learning disabilities (External organisation) 2020
  • Membership of committee: BASW - CPD pathway BASW capabilities statements re autistic people and people with a learning disability (External organisation) 2019
  • Membership of committee: BASW Homes not Hospitals (External organisation) 2019
  • Oral presentation: BASW Capabilities Statement Launch - Contextualizing social work and autism 2019
  • Oral presentation: Social work and autism 2019
  • Membership of committee: British Association of Social Work (External organisation) 2019
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Gerard Jefferies 2019
  • Other: Loneliness and young men 2019

Mark Telford Start Date: 17/03/2017 End Date: 01/08/2017

  • PhD June 26 2015
  • Childcare MA June 30 2007
  • Education September 01 2005
  • Sociology and Social Policy BA (Hons) September 02 1985
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Social Worker Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) 2014

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