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About Our Trainers 

Craig Barlow MSc FPC,PG Dip, BA Hons, Dip SW  Independent Forensic Social Worker and Criminologist 

Craig is a Criminologist and an Independent Consultant in Forensic Social Work with over 25 years experience in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and management and assessment of violent and sexual offenders. 
 
He acts as an Expert Witness to the Family Courts, and works regularly as an Expert Advisor to the Prosecution in cases of Trafficking of Human Beings, Modern Slavery, Servitude and Sexual Exploitation. He has developed three Structured Professional Judgement Risk Assessment tools : Family Risk and Safety Assessment ( FRaSA) for Child Safeguarding, The Systemic Investigation, Protection and Prosecution Strategy (SIPPS) for Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Servitude and Sexual Exploitation and the Adapted SIPPS for CSE and has recently begun his PhD Research into the Forced Criminal Exploitation of Children thanks to a Scholarship from the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) at the University of Hull. 
 
He regularly delivers advanced training to Police Officers and Social Workers on various aspects of Child Abuse, Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults and Achieving Best Evidence. He is based in Milton Keynes and Works throughout the UK. 
Full CV available upon request. 

Alec Love is a former Police Detective Inspector and Managing Director of Allied Child Protection Consultants Ltd. 

Alec enjoyed a 30 year career in CID including heading up the Police Child Abuse Investigation Team. Since retiring from the Police service he has been a Consultant for a number of charities concerned with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. he has a special interest in safeguarding vulnerable people with disabilities. 
 
Alec has designed and delivered a range of training courses for Health and Social Care, Police and Education services covering Domestic Abuse, Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Investigation and Courtroom skills. 
 
He has worked with Craig Barlow to design and deliver the Adapted SIPPS for CSE Training program and is a highly respected expert in the Achieving Best Evidence Guidance and video recorded Interviews with vulnerable witnesses for criminal and civil proceedings. 

Marion Farmer MA (Applied Social Studies), BSc (Joint Hons: Psychology and Physiology), CQSW Independent Consultant Social Worker 

Marion’s career in social work has spanned more than 35 years. Her experience includes managing a safeguarding team within Children’s Services, acting as a Children’s Guardian, and developing and managing a Court Team. She has undertaken a range of independent social work assignments, including parenting risk assessments, and consultancy work for local authorities in relation to Looked After Children, Children with Special Needs, and Parenting Assessments. 
 
Marion has created and delivered training courses for social workers, including court work and parenting assessments. She has worked with Craig Barlow in delivering training on risk assessments in child safeguarding and the application of the Family Risk and Safety Assessment tool.