Sophie Humphreys – Lead Consultant on ‘The Pause’ worked for 10 years as a film producer and ran her own successful film production company until 1995. Following the birth of her first child Sophie made a radical change and re-trained as a social worker, becoming a practitioner in frontline child protection in East London. Sophie headed the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children’s Board and child protection service for Hackney for a number of years. She has led on Serious Case reviews into incidents of child abuse and child deaths and is qualified as systemic reviewer. She is now working as an independent advisor on child protection at both a frontline and strategic level nationally and is leading on the development of Pause.