Melanie’s main area of work in CES is practice development. This includes supporting the design and implementation of programmes aimed at transformational change and a range of voluntary and community projects. She is also involved in making evidence available and useable for practitioners to improve outcomes. Melanie’s background is in statutory social work in children’s services.
Before joining CES she worked as an Inspector with Social Care & Social Work Improvement Scotland. As Children’s Services Manager with Barnardo’s Scotland, Melanie developed services using evidence informed approaches to achieve better outcomes for young people. She managed services for young runaways, young people involved in offending and substance misuse.