Brendan Whittle is Director of Children’s Services and Executive Director of Social Work at the South Eastern H&SC Trust in Northern Ireland. He has served as a Director in the Trust since June 2012 initially as Director of Adult Services and Prison Healthcare and in his current portfolio since 2015.
His responsibilities include health development, family support, child health, safeguarding and services and support for children in care who are looked after by the Trust. He is the professional lead for Social Work across the Trust.
Brendan qualified as a Social Worker in Middlesex, London. Since the early 1990s he has held a number of Senior Management posts 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 study achieving both the MSc in Advanced Social Work and the Northern Ireland Leadership and Strategic Award in Social Work.