Jane Lloyd

Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Children, Young People and Families)

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Harrington Building, HA310

+44 (0) 1772 89 3475


Subject Areas: Social Work, Social Policy and Community Care

Jane Lloyd is the Year 2 lead for the BA (Hons) Social Work and teaches across other postgraduate and undergraduate programmes within the School of Social Work. Previous to this, she worked as a lecturer in Social Work at Kendal College for four years. She is a qualified social worker and has research/ teaching interests in young people’s participation, children’s rights, disabled children, children with health problems and social research ethics.

Full Profile

Jane has worked as a social work practitioner and also in further and higher education, teaching around various aspects of social care and social work practice. Her social work career has focused on working with disabled children and their families, looked after children and children with a variety of health problems. Jane has extensive experience of direct work with disabled children and young people. In her roles as social worker and reviewing officer for looked after children, Jane developed a particular interest in communication techniques to promote the participation of disabled children in decisions affecting them. She is committed to working from a children’s rights perspective.

Jane has worked as an independent social worker carrying out foster carer assessments for various statutory and non statutory agencies. She also worked as a regulatory Inspector for the Commission for Social Care Inspection where she was responsible for visiting residential children’s homes and carrying out statutory inspection visits.

Prior to her professional training she spent ten years working in residential services with adults who had learning disabilities, with several of those years being spent as a team leader. In this role she was responsible for managing the transition of adult service users who had learning disabilities from long stay institutions to community based services. She continues to have a family and academic interest in working with adults who have learning disabilities.


MA Child Health and Social Care, University of Central Lancashire, 2011

Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector, Kendal College, 2009

Diploma in Social Work, University of Salford, 1995

Diploma in Higher Education, University of Salford, 1995

Teaching Activities

Year 2 lead BA (Hons) Social Work

Module lead:

SW1800 Introduction to community practice: research and development
SW1601 Development across the life-span

Module team:

SWC030 Understanding individuals, families and communities
SW3722 Working with people with learning disabilities
SW1058 Preparation for social work practice
SW2801 Social care theory and practice
SW2051 Social work processes
CI2503 Diversity and differences
SW4033 Safeguarding children

Dissertation supervision topics:

Disabled children, looked after children, children with health problems and children's rights


Jane is currently working on a study funded by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner looking into the relationship between poverty and disabled children’s rights (report deadline March 2013).

For her Masters she carried out an empirical study into the ethical implications of involving children and young people in social research.


She is currently co-writing a chapter for a textbook aimed at students on non-professional Community and Social Care degree courses (publication deadline of summer 2013).

October 2000 - Professional Lead for the development of a reviewing service for disabled looked after children in Cumbria. The purpose of this was to facilitate disabled children's participation and contribution to their care plans.

External Activities

Independent trainer on the topics of Safeguarding Children and Equality and Diversity for Eden District Council.


Institute for Learning (Reference number: AC053670)