David has specialised for 25 years in the area of child protection, and is now a legal advisor to the Independent Review Mechanism, a statutory body that considers applications challenging decisions of adoption agencies and fostering service providers. His previous positions include manager of the social services legal team at the City of Bradford District Council, member of West Yorkshire Family Justice Council, legal advisor to the adoption panel, Area Child Protection Committee and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board in Bradford. He is a member of the Legal Group Advisory Committee of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) and provides training for local authorities.

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