Tony Stanley is a national practice design advisor for Oranga Tamariki in Aoteaora New Zealand. Previously, he was the Chief Social Worker for Birmingham City Council.  He was their professional lead for quality social work and improving practice for vulnerable children and their families in Birmingham, and chair of the West Midlands Teaching Partnership. Prior, Tony was the Principal Social Worker at Tower Hamlets for children, families and adults. Recent publications include statutory responses for suspected radicalisation and terrorism risk, and organisational cultures shaping practice and social workers’ constructions of ‘family’ in radicalisation risk cases. He promotes ‘child-centred and family-focused’ social work, and the importance of children living relationally, supporting their connections with parents and wider family. Along with the Chief Social Worker’s office (adults), and Professor Sam Barron, Tony co-produced a national practice framework for Adult Social Care in England.