Hazel Grace Whitters Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Hazel Grace Whitters

Senior Early Years Worker/Child Protection Officer
Glasgow Voluntary Organisation

Hazel has practised for 38 years in child protection within residential care, early years, and primary education. She is a Senior Early Years Worker/Child Protection Officer in a Glasgow voluntary organisation. Her current role involves the use of a therapeutic relationship-based approach to supporting parents and children throughout the process of change and development within child protection.

Biography

Hazel commenced her career at the Lingfield Hospital-School where she gained invaluable experience by working with children who had complex learning needs.  Several years at Quarrier’s Homes provided insight into epilepsy, and the use of respite to empower and strengthen the family as a primary support system.  Working in early years and primary education gave knowledge and understanding of the impact from bio-ecological influences upon development, particularly in a context of child protection.
Hazel developed an acute awareness of the implementation gap between research, policy and practice on returning to university for part-time post-graduate study.  Her research focused upon the parent-professional relationship in child protection and early intervention. Additionally, Hazel was invited to join a team of researchers for a three year project which explored attachment and learning in primary education.
These experiences have given Hazel the knowledge and passion to respond to the implementation gap from two perspectives – by delivering training to professionals, and nurturing resilience in parents and children through relationship-based intervention.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Parent-Professional relationship in child protection and early intervention.
    Attachment and resilience in early years.
    Therapeutic relationship-based practice.
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Books

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Articles

Strathprints

Final report of the Learning Together about Making Choices Project


Published: Jan 07, 2016 by Strathprints
Authors: Lio Moscardini, Heather Baldry, Hazel Whitters
Subjects: Education

Report on research into attachment and learning in primary education

WithScotland Briefings

The Parent-Professional Relationship in Child Protection


Published: Jan 02, 2016 by WithScotland Briefings
Authors: Hazel Whitters
Subjects: Education

Current research on relationship-based practice in child protection.

British Library

Perceptions of the Influences upon the Parent-Professional Relationship in early


Published: Jan 07, 2015 by British Library
Authors: Hazel G Whitters
Subjects: Education

Doctorate study.