Brendan Whittle

Director of Children’s Services at the South Eastern H&SC Trust in NI.

Brendan Whittle took up post as Deputy Director of Social Care and Children at the Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland in April 2019.  This is a leadership role for social work and social care services across Northern Ireland. 

Previously Brendan has held senior positions in the HSC including as a Director at South Eastern HSC Trust since 2012 where he initially served as Director of Adult Services and Prison Healthcare and subsequently as Director of Children’s Services & Executive Director of Social work until moving to the HSC Board in 2019.

Brendan qualified as a Social Work in Middlesex, London working in East London initially before moving to Northern Ireland in the early 1990s.  He has a wealth of experience in Social Work across a range of areas including Children’s Services, Hospital Social Work, Disability services, Older People and Mental Health services. 

During this time Brendan has maintained his professional development achieving both the MSc in Advanced Social Work and the Northern Ireland Leadership and Strategic Award in Social Work.