KARYLLE PHILLIPS

Director of Education

ABOUT KARYLLE

Having completed a social work degree and post graduate certificate in education, Karylle has a strong interest and passion, in the education and training of professionals within children’s social care. 

 

Karylle’s early childhood experiences were filled with numerous placement moves. By the age of 6 Karylle had experienced 15 different placements. Her journey through care was met with further moves, disruption, contact breakdown and sibling separation. Karylle became involved in the Children’s Rights service in Birmingham and quickly found what she describes as “my passion for social work”. Not too long Karylle was facilitating training for social work professionals, teaching on social work programmes and the chair of Birmingham’s children in care council. 

 

Karylle recalls being fostered at the age 13 and describes this placement as “the one that changed it all”. Karylle soon learnt the power of self belief through consistent positive message giving. For her, this placement and the successful relationship with the carers, became a blueprint for what she considers, the answer for building resilience, creating a sense of belonging and making strong connections, for looked after children. 

 

Prior to working with the Care Leaders Karylle was a social work lecturer, a training facilitator in the fostering sector and published a short book detailing her experiences of care. 

Karylle has a wide range of experiences as a formerly looked after child, within social work and in education and feels her skills lay in her ability to inspire the growth of individual potential. 

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