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Dan Allen University of Salford, UK

Dr Dan Allen is the Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Research at the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A former social work practitioner and academic, with over sixteen years’ experience working to democratise child protection practice with Romani and Traveller families, he now uses his research and practice experience to design and implement a best in class stakeholder engagement and research function that informs government strategy and policy. Dr Allen is a is a qualified social worker registered with the profession’s regulatory body in England, the Health and Care Professions Council.