Psychologist and teacher, Michael Hawton, has spent nearly 30 years working with families and children, many of whom have been involved in the child protection system. He has written well over 1,000 child welfare reports in both The NSW Children’s Court Clinic and in The Family Court of Australia. He is an experienced assessor of parenting capacity and in the assessment of risk in child welfare matters. Michael is also an experienced trainer who provides PD that is practical and method-based. He will provide worksheets and a checklist for use back in the workplace.