Peter Choate is a Registered Social Worker and Member of the Clinical Registry, Approved Clinical Supervisor for the Alberta College of Registered Social Workers. He is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Mount Royal University. His areas of research focus on child protection practice errors linked with the death or serious injury of a child involved with child welfare. He is also engaged in a project looking at how First Nations parents are assessed for child welfare and the courts. Other recent projects have included the voice of the child in child welfare hearings and the good enough standard for assessing parents. In 2017/2018 he served as a member of the Minister’s Child Intervention Panel (Alberta). Peter has been engaged in clinical private counseling and an assessment practice with an emphasis on addictions, domestic violence and child protection matters. He has been qualified as an expert witness on over 150 occasions in the Provincial Court of Alberta (Family and Youth Division) in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton as well as the Court of Queen’s Bench (Calgary and Medicine Hat).