Dr David N Jones

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Speaker Topics

  • Youth Offending
  • Young Carers
  • Workforce Reform
  • Wellbeing
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Values and Ethics
  • User Voice
  • System Change and Transformation
  • Social Work
  • Safeguarding
  • Regulation
  • Raising Standards
  • Professional Development
  • Policy Making
  • Policy into Practice
  • Policy
  • Personalisation
  • Partnership Working
  • National and International Reform
  • Motivation
  • Mentoring
  • Local Government
  • Leadership
  • International Social Work
  • International Children's Policy
  • Inspection
  • Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Health Inequalities
  • Governance
  • Futures Thinking
  • Ethics and Values
  • Diversity
  • Community Cohesion
  • Childrens Social Services
  • Childrens Services
  • Children's rights
  • Child Protection
  • Child Poverty
  • Change
  • Challenging and Coaching School Leaders
  • Adult Social Services

Introduction

David is an accomplished speaker and communicator, reflecting his diverse national and international roles and experience. His varied career and substantial experience have focused on social work in multi-professional contexts (including education and health), Children’s Services and child protection. He qualified as a social worker in 1974.
David was appointed Chair of Healthwatch Northamptonshire in 2018. He was previously Independent Chair of a Local Children Safeguarding Board (LSCB) and an Adult Safeguarding Board (LSAB) in a large English city and was Chair of the Association of Independent LSCB Chairs (2014-16). Previous roles included Deputy Director (Children) and Professional Adviser in the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). He is a Visiting Scholar at Edinburgh University Department of Social Work.
David has helped lead strategic and operational change in social work and children’s services for many years, including the children’s services inspection framework for England (unannounced inspections). He has substantial experience of national and international governing boards as chair, member and officer, working with Parliament, Minsters and government officials. He has contributed to the development and review of national child care and social services policy since 1975 and was a government adviser on the implementation of the Every Child Matters: Change for Children programme. He is a Trustee of Children and Families across Borders (CFAB - International Social Services UK).
David has worked internationally as chair, adviser and consultant to several groups, policy committees, advisory boards and councils. He was honorary President of the International Federation of Social Workers 2006-2010 and has been Global Co-ordinator of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development since 1910.
David is an excellent communicator and presenter in both small and large groups and regularly speaks at national and international conferences and seminars. He has published several books and articles. He also has substantial experience of radio, TV and web based media communication.

Typical feedback from some of David's presentations can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Current Positions Held

Healthwatch Northamptonshire – Chair
Children and Families Across Borders
International Federation of Social Workers – Coordinator, Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development
British Association of Social Workers – Chair, International Committee; Member of the Board; Co-opted member, Policy, Ethics and Human Rights Committee
Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work - Board member of the
Edinburgh University - Visiting Scholar,
National Youth Advocacy Service – Professional Advisory Committee

Personal Achievements and Awards

1999-2009 - Doctor of Philosophy, in Social Work, Warwick University,
1972-1974 - Master of Arts [Applied Social Studies], Nottingham University
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, CCETSW
1969-1972 - Bachelor of Arts [Philosophy, Politics and Economics], Oxford University
David has written and contributed to numerous books, publications and papers on social services management, values and ethics and human resource management, including:
Understanding Child Abuse, Management in Social Work, People Need People, Getting the Best from Children’s Services, The Oxford Bibliography of Social Work and The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work.

Relevant Career and Professional Background

11/2017 – present British Association of Social Workers – Chair of International Committee, Member of Council, Member of Policy, Ethics and Human Rights Committee
7/2014-11/2016 Association of Independent LSCB Chairs (AILC) – Chair (founding Board member)
3/2010 – 2016 Independent Chair, Local Safeguarding Children Board and Adult Safeguarding Board
9/2009 – 2/2010 Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills – Professional Adviser (Social Care)(HMI)
2/2009 – 8/2009 Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills – Deputy Director Children (HMI)
4/2007 – 1/2009 Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills – Her Majesty’s Inspector
4/2007 – 3/2008 Children’s Workforce Development Council – part-time consultant
8/2006 – 3/2007 Commission for Social Care Inspection – Inspector
2006 April-July Department of Health, Office of the National Director for Social Services - Assistant to the National Director
2004 - 2006 Department for Education and Skills, Local Transformation Group - Children’s Services Improvement Adviser [Policy
2003 - 2004 Programme Consultant: Accountability Frameworks [Children and Young Persons Unit - Dept for Education and Skills
2003 Transition Consultant [child abuse] Bulgarian government
2001 - 2002 Teacher - University of Warwick School of Health and Social Studies
2000-2003 Reviewer, Joint Reviews of Local Authority Social Services [Audit Commission/Social Services Inspectorate]
1999-2000 Consultant, Joint Reviews of Local Authority Social Services [Audit Commission/Social Services Inspectorate]
1995-2001 Independent Chair, Northants Child Protection Committee
1994-2000 Director [UK Operations], Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work
1985-1994 General Secretary, British Association of Social Workers
1984-1985 Principal Research and Information Officer, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Member of the Child Care Division management team
1979-1984 Unit Leader, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children [Nottinghamshire]
1975-1979 Unit Member, National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
1974-1975 Social Worker, Nottinghamshire Social Services Department
1969 Volunteer teacher, rural secondary school, Kenya

30 April 2018
DNJ/PnP/HS

Additional Information

Feedback:
Your contribution was excellent, and really helped to make the event a success. Also, I want to thank you for your engagement with our delegates, we have received a great deal of feedback saying how much they appreciated it. Additionally, the question sessions were quite engaging, which is a testament to the fantastic job you did as a speaker"
“ Thank you for helping organise David Jones to speak at the event, his contribution was excellent and really helped to make the event a success”.
"Excellent and useful.Very good – practical guidance on conducting investigations"
"Lots of clear information"
"Excellent presentation"
"really well received and participants got a lot from the session"
"You were obviously very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which is a winning combination for any speaker"
"Enjoyed the day" - Children's Services Manager

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