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Cafcass welcomes new Board members


new board members

Cafcass is pleased to announce that Dalwardin Babu OBE (known as Dal) and Steven Cox will join the Cafcass Board from 1 September.

Dalwardin is a member of the Parole Board, a Non-Executive Director for the NHS, a community development officer for St Francis de Sales Federation of schools in Tottenham, and the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Middlesex County Cricket Club. He is also an adviser to the Mayor of London on Equality and Diversity. During his time as a police superintendent, he was Deputy Chair of the Children’s Safeguarding Board in Tower Hamlets. Dalwardin is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4/5 and BBC/ITV News on a wide range of policing and community issues.

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.

Appointed by Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Right Honourable Alex Chalk MP, Dalwardin and Steven will both serve four-year terms from September 2023.

Responding to the new appointments, Cafcass Chair Sally Cheshire CBE said:

“I am delighted to welcome Dal and Steven to the Cafcass Board. They are both proven leaders with a wealth of experience to complement that of our existing members. I am confident in their ability to represent our values and to support our continued work to hold children’s needs, feelings and best interests at the heart of our practice in the family justice system.”

To learn more about Dalwardin Babu OBE, Steven Cox and our existing Board members, please visit: Our Board