Deirdre Mahon - Director of Women and Children’s Services and Executive Director of Social Work

Deirdre Mahon is the Director of Women and Children’s Services and the Executive Director of Social Work in the Western Trust.

Deirdre is an experienced, strategic senior leader in social work in Northern Ireland. She has over 30 years experience in the delivery, management and training of social work with a particular interest in evidence based practice and is passionate about ensuring service users receive a high quality service.

Deirdre has been a leading champion of raising awareness of  Adverse Childhood Experiences within the Western Trust and is keen for the organisation to become a Trauma Informed Organisation.  Deirdre is a member of the Safeguarding Board of Northern Ireland and has worked nationally and internationally. Deirdre has been instrumental in implementing Signs of Safety across all of children’s services in Northern Ireland.  She has worked in Child Care, Primary Care and Older People, and Social Work Learning, Development and Governance.

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