David Casey

photo: David CaseyFounder and Managing Director of E-ngage Development Ltd. and formerly a police officer and Project Manager at Childnet International. With more than 15 years specialising in child protection, Safer Schools and Partnership working and three years experience with the Youth Offending Service as the first seconded police officer working face to face with young offenders in assessing and directing individual diversion programmes his expertise has been widely recognised. As a trainer he is highly experienced in the delivery of training in child protection, Safer Schools Partnerships and partnership project management and delivery. In addition he is a trained Restorative Justice facilitator with extensive practical experience in RJ in addition to working with schools supporting Citizenship in the curriculum.

As a police officer in Cambridgeshire he was for seven years County School Liaison Manager developing and implementing the joint Cambridgeshire Police / LA policy on police school liaison. This work included being Director of training officers and teachers in joint working for school liaison and providing the ongoing support. Experience in child protection as a police officer, both as investigator and as part of the multi agency case review system, led to David being part of a joint multi agency training team on child protection.

David holds national qualifications in youth work, and worked with the Prince’s Trust as a Life Skills Trainer with 18 to 25 year olds. Training and professional development include University of Surrey – Group Working and Facilitators Training Course, Roehampton Institute of Education—Drug Education, Restorative Justice Consortium—Restorative Justice / Conferencing practitioners training, Restorative Justice Consortium Working with victims. Projects include, Police Language in Evidence (1981 – 1987), Victorian Crime and Punishment (1994 –1995), Parents Drugs Awareness Programme (1993--1995), Citizen 2000 (1993--1995), Ask the Police (1992 –1995) and Superhighway Patrol (1996 – 2001).