Meet Our Practitioners: Mike Hastings


Adoption Support Social Worker

I have been working with children and families for the last 12 years. Prior to qualifying as a Social Worker, I worked in children’s homes predominantly with teenagers. This was my first experience of the impact of trauma and neglect. Prior to this I completed a degree in health and fitness, developing an interest in how the body moves and the benefits of physical activity.

My current role as an adoption support social worker has highlighted how beneficial BUSS is for the children and young people I work with.  The opportunity to get involved in the training and delivering of BUSS has therefore been amazing for me. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to develop my knowledge of BUSS further and am delighted to be a member of the team.


  • BSc Health Related Exercise and Fitness
  • MA Social Work
  • NVR Level 1

Professional Membership:

  • Social Work England

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