Dan is Principal Officer for Social Care at NCB. He is responsible for the development and delivery of a range of national policy and practice projects. His focus is on improving social care, front line practice and outcomes for children and young people.
Before joining NCB, Dan was a child protection social worker in Manchester. He has an MSc in social work and conducted research into the use of motivational interviewing in a child protection setting.
Dan also has a longstanding commitment to promoting young people’s access to higher education. He acted as a mentor for a widening participation charity and has also delivered training on routes into higher education to teachers in an inner city state school.
In a previous life, Dan trained as a car mechanic.