Shelagh Beckett

Shelagh Beckett gained extensive experience as a practitioner and manager specialising in children’s services, adoption and fostering. She works independently providing consultancy to local authorities, the third sector and the media. Beckett is regularly appointed as an expert witness and also lectures on specialist post graduate and post qualifying child care courses. She has been series consultant to many documentary programmes featuring social work, child protection, fostering and adoption – including various award-winning BBC series.

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