My main research interests include child protection and state intervention. In particular, I am interested in the impact of legislation, policy and state actions on the private interests of the child and family and the associated human rights context. Since joining the university I have completed a LLM by Research on the subject and published in this area. I have also delivered conference papers focussing on recent changes to care proceedings and the impact on the role of the state as a whole and in regard to private family life.
Fauset, D. (2020). The reforms to care proceedings – one step forward and two steps back? A critical evaluation of the new legal framework and its impact on the pre-proceedings stage. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 32 (1), 13-29
Fauset, D. (2015) Child protection: The new legal framework. A step forward or step back?, Sheffield Hallam Public Law Conference, Sheffield Hallam University 2015.
Fauset, D. (2016) Taking children into care - justice sacrificed upon the altar of speed?, presented at symposium Child Sexual Exploitation: Learning from Rotherham and Beyond, Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield 8 July 2016
Fauset, D. (2018) Care proceedings reforms: Reduced delay or more frontloading? A review of recent changes and impact, Sheffield Hallam Public Law Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 11 April 2018