Craig Diver

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Harrington Building, HA314

+44 (0) 1772 89 3470

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Prior to working at UCLan, Craig was a visiting lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University teaching child protection practice (post Laming). Craig is interested in researching adoption practice particularly within the current adoption agenda i.e. examining the influence ‘adoption targets’ and Performance Indicators have on the process and construction of social work assessments of prospective adopters.


Diver, Craig Simon (2008) Enhancing Social Work Management: Theory and Best Practice from the UK and USA. Book Review. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22 (2). p. 221. ISSN 1356-1820

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BA(Hons) 1st Class;

MA Degree (Manchester Polytechnic);

Dip SW (University of Huddersfield);


Accredited Child Care Award / BA(Hons) Post Qualifying Health & Welfare Studies (University of Salford)



Course Leader for the BA(Hons) Social Work

Teaching and seminar group responsibilities on the following courses:

Module Leader: BA(Hons): ‘Children, Families and Young People’

Seminar Leader: MA and BA(Hons) Social Work Degree

Personal Tutor: MA and BA(Hons) Degree

Teaching across various modules on both social work programmes and the Community & Social Care:Policy & Practice programmes.

Contributed to Erasmus programme: University of Arhus, Denmark ‘models of good practice’ : safeguarding children practice / the inter-professional agenda

SENDA representative for the School.