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Craig Barlow

Independent Forensic Social Worker and Criminologist

Craig is 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.