Elaine Boyak is the resident social worker for the first 5 series appearing in most episodes of Story of Tracy Beaker. She also appears in two books about Tracy called The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Starring Tracy Beaker, and The Dare Game.

Her calm and peaceful approach annoys all of the children and she often gets in the way of their lives although she ultimately cares about them and is trying to help them. The children nickname her Elaine The Pain or Elaine No Brain and the adults cannot stand to be around her either.

Her calm methods and by-the-book tactics are ineffective at controlling the kids.