Patricia Walls graduated from Paisley College of Technology in 1980. She then completed her social work training at Dundee University and worked within Tayside until 1995. During that time, she gained her Award in Internal Verification, Practice Teaching and the Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Child Protection Studies). She has had the opportunity to work as a practitioner, trainer and manager in the voluntary and statutory sectors both in day, residential and across age ranges in Education and Social Care Sectors. Within these roles Patricia has continued to practice teach and complete foster care assessments. Her current role within learning and development, as social pedagogy manager, supports the embedding of the latter in practice and continuous professional development for the workforce and connections to the wider national context.