Ward Andrews Centre for Children and Their Families
Ward Andrews Centre for Children and Their Families 

Our Assessment Team 

Sharon Sandles 

Senior Social Worker 


Sharon is a qualified registered social worker experienced in conducting Parenting and PAMS assessments. She has a variety of experience including  early years work, work with substance misuse services and parents with learning disabilities. Sharon is PAMs trained and completes 30 - 40 assessments a year. Sharon has a special intrest in working with adults with learning difficulties and has delivered tailored parenting programmes to enable children to remain in the care of thier parents. 



Michelle Holdhom

Senior Family Support Worker 


Michelle has a wide range of family work experience. She is PAMS trained and works with a lead social worker to complete Parenting and PAMS assessments. Michelle has worked in education with children with additional education needs, providing personal education plans to meet their needs. Michelle has a special interest in children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other processing difficulties. Michelle is a stong advocate for Care Leavers.


Andrew Carr 

Senior Family Support Worker 


Andrew has worked in social care for over 25 years. Andrew brings to his role a wealth of experience gained in Children's residential care, child contact and parenting assessments. Andrew is PAMS trained and has worked with difficult adolsecents and parents with learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and substance misuse. Andrew has a special interest in gender issues and Domestic Abuse.