Kay Whyte Bell

Country: United Kingdom
Email: kayjenn.bell@signsofsafety.net
Languages: English
Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer & Consultant
Kay began her social work career in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, after qualifying in 1986. Since then she has held a range of positions in Local Authorities up to Area Director levels as well as spending time working in Inspection and Regional Government positions. Kay has specialised in children’s services and in particular safeguarding children before becoming an Independent Social Work and Management Consultant in 2012 and now manages her own Limited Company. In addition, from late 2012, for two and a half years, Kay operated strategically as Chair of a Local Safeguarding Children Board for one London Borough.

Kay has worked extensively with a number of Local Authorities across England since 2011, training across multi agency partnerships, Child Protection Conference chairs, social workers, and managers in using Signs of Safety. Kay has worked successfully with Senior Leadership Teams, in their development of wider organisational and practice change using the Signs of Safety principles and processes leading to effectively improved child protection systems that have been formally accredited by UK Government Inspection.

In addition, Kay has worked internationally, directly working with children and families, group supervision with teams, preparing and delivering workshops and presentations, coaching managers, as well as recently working with colleagues to develop an online learning programme.