Chief Social Worker for Children and Families
Since qualifying as a social worker in 1996 from the London School of Economics, Isabelle has worked within the voluntary, statutory and private sectors both in education and social care settings, in a variety of practice and senior leadership roles. She is well known for co-designing a new practice model for delivering child and family social work, which has had an enduring influence on the children's social care practice system across the UK. Isabelle took up the role as the Government's first Chief Social Worker for England (Children & Families) in 2013. Since then she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Government's strategy for the reform for Children's Social Care. She is a Founder Member of the What Work's Centre for Children's Social Care, a Member of the National Panel for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and the National Stability Forum. She also sits on the Ministerial led Family Justice Board and the Partners in Practice Governance Board.