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Martin Murphy

Head of Children's Services


With over 30 years’ experience in child protection social work, Martin is a highly experienced senior manager with specialist knowledge in Referral & Assessment, MASH and CSE services. Martin has led high profile operational responses and strategic reviews of CSE; successfully lead teams of Social Workers through statutory inspections and conducted a range of service reviews and workforce modernisation programmes. Martin’s passion for first-class services together with the broad range of knowledge of the sector provides ICS clients with transformative and sustainable solutions.


"As the Head of Service for children’s’ social work, I am responsible for all our children’s service projects and service offers. Driving first-class services are the foundation of our approach and can be seen by the exceptionally talented teams we have deployed across the country. Working with me is highly experienced service and team managers who ensure that our service is always OFSTED ready and that we maintain a constant focus on meeting and exceeding the local authority KPI’s to assure that the teams are delivering safe and effective services. We oversee and support social workers to allow them the time to focus on undertaking holistic assessments with families that lead to focussed work plans which place the young person at the centre. "