Melissa Hanning

Child Protection Practitioner


Melissa has over 10 years experience working with children and families, with a primary focus on post adoption and family reunification.

Melissa began her professional career as a youth worker, before moving into a role as a Child Safety Officer working on the reunification team. Melissa then accepted a role as an Adoption Officer and worked her way up to a senior position on the Post Adoption Team, focussing on re-connecting adult adoptees with their birth families.

This then lead to Melissa accepting a Team Leader position for an NGO that specialised in post adoption and family tracing services.

Melissa’s approach to work is based on attachment theory and is family focused and strengths based. She is passionate about family reunification and re-connecting people to their family and history.