Paul Severn

Family Works Auckland (Leslie Centre) and East Auckland Service Manager

English-born Paul has more than 13 years’ experience working in Britain and New Zealand with challenging and vulnerable youth in both community and residential settings. A Social Work graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision, Paul has a passion for developing service and social work practice and a particular interest and knowledge of family-focused attachment therapy, emotional regulation and trauma-informed practice. Before joining Family Works, he worked for the Ministry for Vulnerable Children – Oranga Tamariki, and his experience in Britain included being a team leader at a Residential Family Assessment Centre, doing statutory Care and Protection social work and supporting parents with drug addictions.