Steph Hunter has been a social worker for 23 years. During her career, she has worked in Cafcass, children and families, and substance misuse. The main focus of her career has been children's mental health and she managed an award-winning mental health service for children and adopted children for over a decade. This won three national awards and three regional NHS awards. From 2015 to 2019 Steph was a Senior Lecturer at Sunderland University.