Mel James

Director / Social Worker


Mel has been working with children, young people and families for over 15 years and has held positions in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Prior to the establishment of Social Care Solutions, Mel has focused primarily on supporting children and young people with complex needs, working with The Department of Child Safety, The Lodge Youth Support Service, Brisbane City Council, QPASTT, Southend-on-Sea Childrens Services in Essex, Islington Childrens Services in London and more recently with Life Without Barriers and Complex Care in Brisbane.

With a framework of strengths-based practice and solution-focused brief therapy, and a passion for trauma-informed care, Mel has been delivering specialist foster care assessments and training for a range of not-for-profit agencies and government departments since 2009. Mel is a proud mother of two.