Maggie Mellon (CQSW, MSc, Dip Child Protection) I am social worker with many years’experience in both Scotland and England. I have been vice chair of the British Association of Social Workers since 2014, and also chairs the Association’s Ethics and Human Rights Committee. Non – executive Director of NHS Health Scotland and is a member of the editorial Board of Scottish Justice Matters, and was formerly Director of Services for Children 1st and Head of Public Policy for NCH Action for Children in Scotland. I was chair of the Scottish Child Law Centre from 2009 -12. I now work independently as a consultant on social work practice and public policy.