Gary Norton



Summary of Experience

Gary is a qualified Social Worker with more than two decades of practice and management experience. His expertise is in the family justice system. As a former Children’s Guardian for CAFCASS he has worked in a number of court settings ranging from the Magistrates Court to the Court of Appeal in London. Gary is currently a Lecturer in Social Work for the University of Manchester. He is the course leader for two safeguarding courses, the first designed for social workers and the second for health professionals. He also leads the law course for social workers. Gary has particular experience designing training in court craft skills as well as safeguarding. He is an External Examiner for Birmingham University and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.