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About me

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Hi, I'm Vicki Shevlin and I founded

Social Work Sorted in 2021.

Social Work Sorted has developed as an online platform dedicated to newly qualified social workers.

I am committed to proving realistic advice, guidance and support for new social workers. 

I am a qualified social worker with an MA in Social Work. I have worked in the social care sector for 12 years and  I have spent the last several years working in child protection and safeguarding with children and families in the UK, as a senior practitioner and then Child Protection Conference Chair.

I have trained in Signs of Safety, Systemic Family therapy and Restorative practice and I use my knowledge and experience to help new social workers navigate their first year in the job.

Being connected to practice is vital to ensure material feels relevant to the challenges you are facing. My experience is all recent, which means Social Work Sorted is current and connected to the work new social workers are carrying out every day.

Social Work isn't just my job, it is my passion. 

Social Work Sorted allows new social workers to access non-judgmental support and advice from someone who genuinely values and cares about the social work profession. 

Social Work Sorted: The Podcast is a unique mix of skills based audio learning and insightful guest interviews all centred on the challenges new social workers face in practice.

Social Work Sorted: Training and Consultancy provides high quality training to equip new social workers with the skills they need for practice. Bespoke consultancy offers social work leaders and innovators the chance to grow and develop their organisations.

The Social Work Sorted Community is a group of individuals dedicated to investing in themselves to ensure that Social Work values remain at the heart of what they do. I'm biased (obviously) but it really is something special. 

I love meeting and talking to experts by experience, social work students, social workers and social work leaders. I believe in learning from everyone I meet. If you want to arrange a time to talk then get in touch. 

Social Work Sorted Instagram 

“I have been following your page for some time now but thought would give you a message to let you know I am 7 months into my ASYE however it was in introduction day for the ASYE cohort. Your letter to your newly qualified self you shared on social media was shared within the presentation and used as inspiration during an activity where all NQSW’s wrote a letter to their self which they will open at their final review. Your social media page was also linked to the letter on the presentation. I thought you’d like to know how your work is influencing not only NQSW’s but also Local Authority Academy leads! Amazing work, your page truly helps me reflect and not feel alone!”

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Recent Testimonials

"I would definitley recommend this to newly qualified social workers. It was pitched at exactly the right level"

Sara, ASYE, online Masterclass attendee

"Thank you so much, I came to the communication skills master class, you gave me amazing advice which I have used for both my placements"

Student social worker, online Masterclass attendee

“I had very little knowledge prior to the session so the session has enhanced my full understanding of court skills and what’s expected of us and made me feel much more confident with the whole situation.”

Social Work Sorted


"Everything court related! The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and interactive. I started following Social Work Sorted on Instagram for more information"

Student Social Worker. University of Salford Step Up programme

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