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.
Recent Posts by Shelagh Beckett
Covering Child Sexual AbuseSeptember 25, 2016 by Shelagh Beckett, Jeanny Gering, Sarah Heke, Olly Lambert, Katharine Quarmby, Alex Renton
Journalists Alex Renton, Katharine Quarmby and Olly Lambert spoke with the Dart Center about the challenges of reporting on child abuse, and trauma experts Sarah Heke and Shelagh Beckett shared tactics for interviewing victims of childhood trauma.
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