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The Skill Mill: Previous Board Members


Paul Brownlee CQSW, Dip HE Social Work, DMS

A former Sapper in the Royal Engineers, Paul qualified as a Social Worker in 1993. Paul has worked in a number of Social Work Departments in the North East of England. He has spent many years delivering, managing and leading services for young people involved in the Criminal Justice System. Paul has worked as an advisor and Performance Improvement Consultant to the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales developing best practice models at both local and national levels. He has focused on implementing innovative partnership responses to youth justice and social work services for vulnerable young people and has spoken on the subjects at international events. During his career Paul has been responsible for Youth Justice Services, Young People’s Substance Misuse Services, Multi-Systemic Therapy, Youth Work Services, Young Carers, Social Work services for 16+, Looked After Children, Care Leavers and Vulnerable Young People. Paul is now the Head of Performance and Quality for Hull Children’s Services and is a founding Director of The Skill Mill Limited. Paul was a Director of The Skill Mill until 2022.

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