Steve Merrell

Associate Consultant

Steve is a qualified and registered social work professional with many years’ experience designing, delivering, managing and commissioning services for children, young people and families. He has worked primarily within the statutory sector but also brings expertise derived from partnership work with the independent sector.

Since joining IPC as an Associate in 2007, Steve has undertaken a range of projects including original research, best-evidence reviews, facilitation of action learning within practitioner and management groups, and training programme design and delivery. He has also been involved in project and programme support to local and national initiatives concerned with SEND, Early Help and Innovation (EHIP) and Transitions.

Steve has taught within a range of higher education settings including Keble and Mansfield Colleges in Oxford as visiting lecturer in social policy and child care law. He regularly facilitates our skills development programmes, including the Team Manager Development Programme for front line managers across Wales.