Yvette is a registered social worker. She has worked with local authority social services departments at practitioner and management levels. She has supported over 48 local authorities, as well as other agencies supporting children, young people and their families.
“I believe that it is important for a consultant to keep up-to-date with developments in practice to ensure that we are improving outcomes for children and young people. I have worked for extended periods of time working alongside senior managers within local authorities to bring about sustainable changes in practice.”
Yvette has considerable knowledge in the fields of private and public law regarding children, young people and families. She is currently involved in working with a number of local authorities around safeguarding children, including work with Local Safeguarding Children Boards, performance management, coaching and mentoring leadership teams and working with Youth Offending Teams.
Recent projects include:
Other relevant work experience includes advice and support on social work-related practice for:
These vulnerable children and young people required Yvette to be sensitive to their cultural needs, mistrust of adults and respect their individual needs including differing interview techniques. Yvette is able to quickly build relationships with children and young people by being flexible and understanding of their experiences.
Before working for Cordis Bright, Yvette worked as an inspector for the Commission for Social Care Inspection. She has had experience of youth offending, children's services, residential care (including the secure estate) and voluntary sector inspections. During her time with the Inspectorate she was seconded to MCSI (Magistrate Court Service Inspectorate) inspecting CAFCASS, and latterly to HMIP inspecting YOTs.