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Peter Benbow

Peter Benbow

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Pete is a Course Lead for the MA Social Work course at NTU, and teaches on modules at both undergraduate and post-graduate level on subject areas such as social work law, safeguarding, risk assessment, ethics and values, and social work theory. Pete also acts as a personal tutor to individual students.

Career overview

Peter is a registered social worker. He has several years practice experience working in the field of adult mental health. He has worked for both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils in Community Mental Health Teams where he was responsible for the support of people living with mental health difficulties in the community. As an Approved Social Worker (ASW) and then Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) he was responsible for the assessment and admission of people to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

He subsequently became increasingly involved in the training of social workers, working in Learning and Development Teams for both Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire County Councils, where he coordinated and developed mental health training for the Adults workforce.

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External activity

Registered social worker with Social Work England