Expert witnesses

Subject Matter Expertise and Specialist Advice

Our team has a wide range of experience, at very senior levels, within a variety of public, private and voluntary sector bodies. These include local authority children’s services, the police, academic research and multi-agency safeguarding.

Uniquely, the team is able to combine its many years experience of safeguarding within the faith sector with extensive knowledge of church leadership, both past and current. This expertise enables it to draw direct, hands-on knowledge of the challenges and issues faced by organisations working in these environments. We are able to provide expert witnesses and advice for those involved in court proceedings, tribunals and ongoing investigations where faith is a significant factor in the case and requires a specialist understanding.

These skills enable the team to contribute subject matter expertise and specialist advice in other contexts and to a range of statutory and multi-agency forums, including Safeguarding Children/Adults Boards, Serious Case Reviews, Learning reviews, MAPPA Panels and Police Public Protection Units. Such bodies are often faced with situations that involve a faith element, so they need to understand the frameworks and structures within which (often very different) faith groups operate.

We provide expert advice, guidance and support, which enable these bodies’ decisions to be made with the benefit of as much specialist knowledge and understanding as possible.

If you're interested in our expert witness service or any of the services we offer you can contact us using our online form or to speak to someone call our friendly team on 0303 003 1111.

 

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