Dave McCallum

Providing a professional service for public protection training, consultancy, review and investigation in Bristol and the south west

In addition to the services that I advertise on this site, I currently chair Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board and the charity, 'Integrate UK', and am the Senior Responsible Officer for The West of England Child Sexual Exploitation Victim Identification and Support Service. This is a two year project to support the development of responses to child sexual exploitation across the local authority areas of Wiltshire, Swindon, Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. For six months after retiring from the police service, I chaired child protection conferences for Bristol CityCouncil, facilitating multi-agency risk assessment of children considered to be suffering or at risk of abuse or neglect and deciding on child protection plans. I became a trustee of 'Integrate UK', a young people led charity formed to help with the integration and adaptation of young people and children who have arrived from other countries and cultures. They are actively campaigning against all forms of violence against women and children and have been particularly successful in their work to end the practice of female genital mutilation. This is a pernicious form of child abuse blighting the lives of many women and girls internationally and in the UK. I retired as a Detective Chief Inspector and Head of Bristol Public Protection Unit in November 2011. I was heavily involved in the strategic development of multi-agency service improvements in the areas of child protection/safeguarding, domestic violence, hate crime and the management of risk. I am also an experienced practitioner and front line police leader in these specialist areas. I was awarded an MSc degree in Child Forensic Studies from The University of Leeds in 2010. I have significant broad experience in the following areas: - Child protection, safeguarding and child abuse investigation at all ranks from detective investigator to Head of Department; - Contributing to serious case reviews (Children Act and MAPPA [Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements]) and public inquiries (I testified at The Victoria Climbie Inquiry as a police child protection expert); - Training and awareness raising; - Media engagement; - Configuring multi-agency public protection and safeguarding services; - Chairing meetings effectively, single and multi-agency, operational and strategic; - Serious and major crime investigation as senior investigating officer (SIO); - Managing risk posed by dangerous and sexual offenders; - Building and presenting compelling business cases and funding bids; - Delivering training and presenting at conferences. Click this button for a more detailed career history:

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