Dafydd is a qualified Independent Social Worker with 20 years experience as a Social Worker in a local authority setting. He has worked as a Social Worker and Senior Social Work Practitioner with older people across a range of settings including hospital, community settings and residential and nursing care. Dafydd also has experience of team management in a Community Mental Health Team for older people. This involved the supervision and management of a range of health and social care professionals on complex assessments, care planning, service delivery and review for people with dementia and older people with late onset mental illness.
Dafydd currently works as a Best Interest Assessor completing best interest assessments for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Local Authorities and Health Boards throughout Wales.
Dafydd is an approved Mental Health Professional and warranted to complete assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983.
As a Designated Lead Manager Dafydd co-ordinated investigations under the Protection of Vulnerable Adults procedures, chairing multi-agency meetings and case conferences.
Dafydd is a first language welsh speaker.