Bill has worked in Children’s Social Care for almost 30 years. A qualified Social Worker, throughout his career Bill has worked in Generic settings (adult services/ children and families/ elderly/ youth offending). For much of his Social Work career however Bill has specialised in work with Children and Families. He has managed Initial response teams; Child Protection teams as well as Children in care. Bill has also managed Safeguarding Units responsible for the investigations of allegations against adults who work with children and the Child Protection Conference system. Bill has worked as a Strategic Manager developing systems and structures for the delivery of services. More recently Bill Managed the Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Cheshire. In April 2012 Bill became an Independent Safeguarding and social work Consultant.