Dealing with historical sex abuse
David leads Farrer & Co's Child Protection Unit and (until recently) Schools Group. He has been heavily involved in advising clients on child protection matters over the last 15 years and, as such, he has witnessed the positive impact of regulatory change over the period. David led the Farrer & Co team which acted as Solicitors to the Independent Review by Hugh Davies QC into the criminal conduct of William Vahey in 2014. David has also acted as child protection governor at three schools, and is recognised at the UK's top-ranked schools lawyer in Chambers UK.
Jane was, until July 2016, the Tri-Borough (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and City of Westminster) Safe Organisations Manager and Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). As Tri-Borough LADO and co-ordinator of the Pan-London LADO network, Jane played a key role in keeping many of London's children safe and is a well-known figure to many private, public and third sector organisations working with children, including state and independent schools. Jane has considerable experience in delivering training to professionals working with children, having designed and delivered safeguarding training for Local Children Safeguarding Boards in both England and Wales; she is also an accredited Safer Recruitment trainer. Furthermore, Jane has been a panel member on a serious Case Review.