"Clare Roskill has a background in professional social work. Her career has concentrated on children and family work and on education and training, though she also has experience in mental health and the elderly. Clare has worked as a local authority social worker in the community and in a teaching hospital, where she specialised in child sexual abuse. As a senior manager she was head of childcare training at the Central Council for the Education and Training of Social Workers (CCETSW); and spent five years in The Children's Society, responsible for social work policy and practice standards for 130 varied projects across England and Wales. Clare is now working part-time as a freelance consultant mainly for the Family Rights Group. She has recently rewritten its guide for relatives and friends raising other people’s children. Clare has also been commissioned to help develop a model for how local authority children’s services can work more effectively with fathers. She is giving time to being a trustee of a number of voluntary organisations, including Home Start UK, Action for Prisoners Families and the Policy Research Bureau. She is also keeping some time to pursue her interests in the arts and Italian language."