Ian Dean


Ian is the Director of the CSA Centre. He has an extensive background in children’s services, including more than a decade leading the development and implementation of children’s social care and child protection policy. Most recently, Ian led on children’s social care policy for the Local Government Association, working closely with councils and their partners to support, promote and improve children’s services. Prior to this, Ian managed the London Safeguarding Children Board, working with senior leaders from across the public sector with a particular focus on building multi-agency partnerships, commissioning and managing research projects, and designing innovative policy responses to complex safeguarding issues.