Mary Davidson Mary Davidson

Mary Davidson is a freelance journalist who has also worked for Surrey County Council's children's services for more than 20 years as a social work practitioner, team manager and since 2002 as a senior development manager for adoption and permanency.  She is also panel advisor to the county's two adoption panels.

Her academic interests include obtaining a Master's Degree from King's College, London University on the likely affects on adoption of the proposals contained in the 2000 Prime Minister's Review of Adoption and as a consultant on a recent study carried out by the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley into enhancing adoptive parenting for a country wide group of adopters experiencing early difficulties in parenting "late" adopted children. 

She has three grown up children and an ever-increasing band of grandchildren.