Heidi Pannell


Heidi has been a social worker for 20 years and is dedicated to building better futures for children. Heidi is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and Supervisor-in-Training, a Practitioner-in-Training in DDP, and a Relax Kids Coach.  

Heidi has worked in the adoption arena for 6 years with previous work experience comprising Safeguarding and Residential social work and different posts in community based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS).  Through her work experience she has gained therapeutic skill, specialist knowledge of attachment and developmental trauma, and particular understanding of the services and processes within the adoption sector. 

In addition to direct work with families, Heidi also provides consultation and supervision to professionals including social workers, teachers, foster carers, and special guardians.  Heidi regularly delivers attachment training to parents and provides therapeutic group work for children in educational and other settings.   

Heidi has a strong academic background and early in her career spent a number of years working overseas with children experiencing deprivation.  Heidi lives in the North West of England and has two children. Heidi can be reached at [email protected] 

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