Brittany Bernard

Brittany is a practice development lead for social work on the Frontline programme. Brittany is a qualified social worker and has experience working in statutory child protection services on both long term intervention teams and multi-agency intervention teams. Immediately prior to joining the Frontline Curriculum team, Brittany worked as a senior domestic abuse pathfinder and social worker on Newham children services’ domestic abuse innovation programme ‘NewDAy’. This team worked with families experiencing high risk domestic abuse using a newly-developed systemic therapeutic intervention.  

Brittany is particularly interested in systemic social work and anti-oppressive practice.  

Before training as a social worker, Brittany worked in community-based youth services, outdoor education and child and youth mental health services in Canada.

Research interests

Social justice and anti-oppressive social work practice, best practices for supporting LGBTQ youth and families involved in social care, best practices for working with young parents involved in social care and care proceedings.

Conference Presentations

‘Making social care safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ youth and families’ at the Frontline Fellowship Annual Event 2018 (with Charlie Craggs)


Masters of Science in Social Work (Systemic Practice) 

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work 

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (University of Victoria, Canada) 

Location: London

Coram Campus
41 Brunswick Square