Director of Children’s Services & Executive Director of Social Work
Lyn Preece has been Director of Children’s Services & Executive Director of Social Work since September 2022.
As Director of Children’s Services, Lyn is responsible for Family Support & Safeguarding Services as well as Children & Young People’s Care Services.
Lyn, as Executive Director of Social Work, carries responsibility for all issues relating to social work policy, workforce and professional standards alongside ensuring the discharge of delegated statutory social services functions while maintaining high standards of social work practice.
Lyn has worked within both Adult and Children’s Services as a qualified social worker and manager in a number of local authorities across England before joining the South Eastern Trust in 2004. Prior to becoming Director, Lyn was Assistant Director, Adult Disability Services. Lyn holds a Masters in Public Administration from Ulster University.