Stephen Bell

Stephen has a wealth of experience in the trauma and recovery field, working for several years in therapeutic communities with NCH and Pepper Harrow, before going on to establish Resolutions UK a residential therapeutic resource for children aged 12-21.

Resolutions was a long term therapeutic residential provision working with vulnerable and severely traumatised children and young people, the approach focused on meeting the individual needs of children and their families, by providing the clinical practice and therapeutic expertise and interventions to support their journey of recovery.

Stephen is passionate about the wellbeing and care of children and the role that family and society has to play in providing the security and structure for them to develop, flourish and recover from early traumatic experiences. A firm believer in preventative approaches and early intervention to free up the resources to properly and fully address the needs of children who experience trauma and don’t get the best start in life.

With over 25 years of senior executive leadership and business transformation experience in the private and charitable sectors across the UK and has a proven track record in leading successful strategic, operational and organisational change.

Stephen has campaigned and influenced policy and practice change especially around young people’s wellbeing in and on leaving care system. He was the co-founder of the Big Society Co-operative and the IRCT and is the owner and Managing Director of Prime Partnership, a management consultancy specialising in working collaboratively with the voluntary and statutory sectors.