Tracy Almond

 DipSW, BA(Hons), MA

  • Associate Lecturer (Think Ahead Programme)


Areas of expertise

  • Adult sexual offending/Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people
  • Risk assessment and management in social work/criminal justice
  • Interventions and strengths based approaches in work with children and families

Academic biography

I have been a practising social worker since 1997, specialising in the criminal justice field. I have worked in the probation service, youth offending teams and, latterly, with the NSPCC and Lucy Faithfull Foundation sexual abuse organisation, occupying practitioner, educator/consultancy and manager roles. I joined the academic staff at York as a casual lecturer in 2009.

In 2012 I obtained a Masters degree (with distinction) in Child Welfare & Safeguarding from Huddersfield University and was awarded the University’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Prize for outstanding achievement. I have a particular interest in strengths-based, systemic and attachment based approaches and in understanding the links between childhood development, trauma and sexually harmful behaviours in young people and adults.

Recent publications

Almond, T (2011) ‘Asset: An assessment tool that safeguards or stigmatises young offenders?’ In Probation Journal. Vol 59 (2), pp138 – 150

Almond, T (2012) ‘The Provision of Mental Health Care and Services in Young Offender Institutions’. In Practice: Social Work in Action. Vol 24 (3), pp189 – 200

Almond, T (2013) ‘Working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours: Exploring impact on practitioners and sources of support’. In Journal of Sexual Aggression online. DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2013.836576

Almond, T (2014) ‘Staff Support: Morrison to Munro’. In NOTA News March/April 2014. No 72

Almond, T & Saint, L (2015) ‘The Parents Protect Across Communities Project’. In NOTA News March/April 2015. No 75

Professional activities

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the Institute for the Recovery of Childhood Trauma (IRCT) and National Association for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA).


Working as a tutor on the Think Ahead team; a new mental health social work programme  for graduates and career-changers.  I continue to teach on a casual basis on the BA and MA social work programmes.

Contact details

Tracy Almond
Associate Lecturer (Think Ahead Programme)
Mobile: +44 (0) 7384 239015

Tel: +44 (0) 7739 580548