Familiar with all aspects of family legislation and policy throughout Ireland.
Committed to promoting children's rights and experienced in lobbying government and statutory bodies on children’s issues.
A specialist in risk assessment and in recommending remedial action in complex situations through audits, inspections, case management reviews, and the investigation of complaints.
An excellent oral and written communicator and her skills include report writing, delivering presentations, handling the media, chairing inter-agency committees/conferences and consulting with a range of stakeholders including families and children.
A skilled mediator with extensive experience of achieving negotiated outcomes in a wide range of situations, including inspections, audits of child care practice, complaints resolution, contract negotiations, recruitment and selection scenarios.
Experienced in needs assessment,and in supporting agencies to develop services for a range of client groups.
An accomplished trainer/facilitator in team building and business planning with multi-agency groups.
A Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Hypnotherapy and Temporal Dynamics.
A senior leader with the Tony Robbins organisation based in San Diego, California which specialises in helping individuals maximise their performance and outcomes in all areas of their life.
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Lynne has extensive experience at senior management level in health and social services and the voluntary sector having held the following positions:
Regional Director (NI) - 1998 - 2001
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Assistant Director of Social Services (Child Care and Mental Health) - 1991 - 1998
Southern Health and Social Services Board
Principal Social Worker - 1986 - 1991
North and West Belfast HSS Trust