Two new members appointed to the Board of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice has approved the appointments of Dalwardin Babu OBE and Steven Cox as members of the Cafcass Board for 4 years from 1 September 2023
The Rt Hon Alex Chalk MP - Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice - has appointed Dalwardin Babu OBE and Steven Cox as members of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) Board for terms of 4 years from 1 September 2023.
Cafcass is the statutory body that safeguards and promotes the welfare of children in Family Court proceedings. Board appointments are made by the Secretary of State under The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Regulations 2005. Appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments and recruitment processes comply with the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments.
Dalwardin Babu OBE is a member of the Parole Board, a Non Executive Director for the NHS and a community development officer for St Francis de Sales Federation of schools in Tottenham, and Designated Safeguarding Lead for Middlesex County Cricket Club. He is an adviser to the Mayor of London on Equality and Diversity. When a police superintendent he was Deputy Chair of the Children’s Safeguarding Board in Tower Hamlets. He is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4/5 and BBC/ITV News on a wide range of policing and community issues.
Dalwardin has not declared any political activity.
Steven Cox is an independent consultant, working with clients on their corporate strategies, including how they can embed a strategic approach to equity, workplace inclusion and workforce diversity, as well as leadership development and executive coaching.
The majority of Steven’s career has been in the private sector enabling organisational improvement through the delivery of mission critical transformational technology services to Central Government Departments, non-Departmental bodies, Agencies and other public sector bodies. Steven has held several other advisory roles to private and third-sector organisations.
Steven has not declared any political activity.