Stephen Pizzey is a Director of Child and Family Training. He has been a practicing social worker in the field of child care since 1976. He was the Head of the Social Work Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and shared responsibility for child protection at the hospital. He has been the Independent Chair of an Area Child Protection Committee and held a part time position as a lecturer in social work. In addition to his work with Child and Family Training, he is an expert witness and prepares reports in actions for damages against Local Authorities, including cases of historical abuse. He also prepares Serious Case Reviews where a child has suffered serious injury or death.