Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly

Surrey Children’s Services Academy

Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly is the managing director of Bokell Associates. She brings almost 40 years’ experience of leading and developing services to children, young people and families in social care and education services. Recently she has worked alongside colleagues in Surrey county council, the London Boroughs of Croydon and Barnet, as well as Norfolk County council and Medway Council's workforce development teams to introduce a Social Work/social care Academies. The Academies she has developed, while unique to each authority, all have a hallmark of using best practice and knowledge as a means of establishing a shared language, model and culture that supports work with children, young people and their families. All of which have focused on the professional development of staff and improving the quality of practice at all levels. Lorna has also supported Local Authorities to showcase themselves as employers of choice at events such as Community Care Live, Community Care Children and Families and COMPASS.