We were honoured to have welcomed a number of expert speakers to our #IIOC17 conference to help advance discussion around tackling IIOC.
Simon Bailey is the Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary and currently holds the NPCC lead for Violence and Public Protection and the NPCC portfolio for Child Protection and Child Abuse Investigations. He has served at every rank as a Detective and has served on secondment with the National Crime Squad and on the murder of Rosemary Nelson in Northern Ireland. He has a Cambridge University Master’s Degree in Criminology and Police Management. In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Currently Trust and Safety Manager at Facebook, Victoria will shortly be leaving Facebook to conduct research at Oxford University on developing a model of international response to online child sexual exploitation. Her work is focused on operational support to law enforcement, and strategic engagement with policy makers on criminal activity online. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE) and a Visiting Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute.
Before joining Facebook, Vic led the Strategy & Prevention team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for threat analysis and industry outreach. Prior to this, Vic was Principal Analyst at the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, and was responsible for the UK’s threat assessment of online child abuse. She began her career in law enforcement in 2005 as a Higher Intelligence Analyst for Surrey Police, after gaining a doctorate in classical literature.
Paul began his career in Probation in 1993. He qualified in 2000, having worked in HMP Bullwood Hall (female prison), HMP Chelmsford and in various probation offices. After gaining experience as a Probation Officer, Paul developed his skills by joining a team delivering Accredited Programmes.
Essex Probation was one of the first areas to deliver Reasoning and Rehabilitation (R & R) and as Programme Facilitator he was involved in the implementation of that programme. Subsequently, Paul delivered a range of programmes that addressed offences of drink driving, violence within intimate relationships (IDAP / BBR), offences of violence (ART) and latterly sexual offences.
As a Treatment Manager, Paul now supervises the quality of delivery, assesses the suitability of men for groups and advises colleagues on sentencing proposals across the South East and Eastern Probation area (Norfolk/ Suffolk and Essex in particular). His recent training includes Desistance and the new Horizon programme.
He has delivered various training events for colleagues and social workers (Partners Programme / Questioning Skills / Working with Denial); 3 day events for volunteers on behalf of COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability); and has been contracted by Social Care to write risk assessments/ ability to protect assessments in child protection cases.
Julia Davidson PhD is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at Middlesex University and Co-Director of the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS), she is also Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
She is one of the UK's foremost experts on policy, practice and offending in the area of child sexual victimisation with a specific focus on online child sexual exploitation. She plays an active role in key national committees such as the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (Chairs the Evidence Group) and provides expert advice to international organisations such as UNICEF, Europol, the US Sentencing Commission, the US Department of Justice and the UN ITU, she is a member of the Interpol Specialist Crimes against Children Group and is a member of the Europol EC3 Expert Academic Advisory Group, she has recently joined the UK Inquiry into institutional child sexual abuse as a Member of the Academic Advisory Board, she has recently joined the Board of the International Criminal Court Justice Portal in the Hague.
She has directed a considerable amount of national and international research spanning 30 years, recent examples include European Commission funded studies spanning 5 EU countries exploring offender online grooming and exploring industry and policing practice in the prevention of online child abuse. She has also co-directed a study exploring young peoples pathways into cybercrime undertaken in collaboration with the Europol Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and University College Dublin. She has also acted as an advisor on child Internet safety to governments and practitioners in South America, Africa and the MENA region, recently helping the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop a national Child Internet Safety Framework (2010, 2016).
Professor Davidson has worked with the media since 2003 working on live and recorded interviews for the BBC News, BBC World News, ITV, C4, BBC R4 News, BBC R4 Woman’s Hour. She has also worked on documentaries and has published widely in the child Internet safety area, she has written 5 books and many academic articles. She has a PhD in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and was made Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University of London in May 2010, she is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Steve Davies has worked at Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) since 2003 as. During these fourteen years his primary role has been to provide risk assessments of men for the criminal and family courts. Mr Davies qualified as a Probation Officer in 1998 and holds a B.A. Honours Degree in Social Policy and Sociology from Wolverhampton University and a Masters Degree in Social Sciences (Social Work-Criminal Justice Pathway) from Birmingham University. He also holds a Diploma in Social work from Birmingham University. Mr Davies is also published author (2017 Nota Publications) in regards to his research and work on, "The Internet Flow Model and Sexual Offending". Mr Davies is also the Lucy Faithfull Foundation Project Manager for the Midlands Circles of Support and Accountability project and is also responsible coordination of the LFF Inform and Inform Plus groups nationally.
Following a career in the Probation Service with responsibility for sex offender assessment and treatment, Donald joined child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF), in 1995 to Manage the Wolvercote Clinic. Wolvercote was the UK’s only residential assessment and treatment centre for men with allegations of or convictions for child sexual abuse.
In 2002, with funding from the Home Office, Donald set up two child sexual abuse prevention initiatives – Stop it Now! UK & Ireland (a child sexual abuse prevention campaign, supported by a confidential helpline) and Circles of Support and Accountability (a project utilising volunteers to support convicted sex offenders to live safely in the community). He has, more recently, been responsible for developing the child sexual abuse prevention website for parents and carers, Parents Protect, and ECSA (Eradicating Child Sexual Abuse) – a toolkit for communities across the globe that assists in the development of evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention strategies.
Donald formally left LFF in 2016, but continues as Child Safeguarding Consultant to the Foundation, supporting work to deter the viewing of sexual images of children and helping overseas nations and communities develop child sexual abuse prevention strategies. He believes that child sexual abuse is preventable, not inevitable, but that there needs to be a plan!
Martin is now retired after a 40 year probation career. He began work as a Probation Officer for West Midlands Probation Service, moving on through several roles including Senior Probation Officer at Walsall, Assistant Chief Probation Officer (Specialist Services) for Norfolk Probation Service and Chief Probation Officer for Norfolk Probation Area as part of the newly created National Probation Service.
In 2010, he was appointed the first Chief Executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk Probation Trust and, following the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme that split the Probation Service into the National Probation Service and 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies, in 2014 took on role of Chief Executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk CRC on a transitional basis until March 2016. From June 2015 he also acted as a lay member of the Sentencing Council by public appointment.
Prior to retirement, Martin chaired PCA’s Courts and Sentencing Sub-Group, part of which involved ensuring that PCA regularly responded to consultations on Sentencing Guidelines.
Don Grubin is the Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Newcastle University and (Hon) Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust. He has served on a range of UK government advisory committees, and currently sits on the Ministry of Justice’s Correctional Services Advice and Accreditation Panel as well as being psychiatric advisor to the English National Offender Management Service sex offender programmes.
His work led to the introduction of mandatory testing of high risk sex offenders on parole in England and Wales, and to a number of police forces making use of polygraphy in their management of registered sex offenders and their risk assessment of men arrested for downloading IIOC pre-conviction. With Northumbria Police he is also evaluating EyeDetect as a possible risk screening tool. He and his colleagues train and provide quality control for all of the probation and police examiners in the UK.
Susie Hargreaves OBE joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in September 2011 as Chief Executive. She has worked in the charity sector for more than 25 years in a range of senior positions.
Susie is a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre. She is also a member of the NCA CEOP Command Strategic Governance Group; the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Child Online Protection Working Group; a Steering Group Member of UK IGF; an Advisory Group member of Stop it Now! and a member of the BBFC’s Consultative Council. She’s also an Executive Board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and a member of the "WeProtect Global Alliance" International Advisory Board.
Susie is a Clore Fellow and was a finalist for a European Woman of Achievement Award in 2004 and PA Magazine's 'Best Boss of 2014'. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016 for ‘Services to Child Online Safety’. Susie was a finalist in the Executive of the Year 2017 category in the internet’s most prestigious industry awards in the UK, the ISPA Awards.
Jenny took up her post as Chief Crown Prosecutor of the CPS East of England Area in September 2014 and is the CPS national lead for Violence Against Women and Girls. She was originally a solicitor in private practice before joining CPS London in 1998 as a Senior Crown Prosecutor, becoming a legal manager in London in 2000.
Jenny joined CPS Policy in 2003 and was responsible for the team that produced the Prosecution Team Disclosure Manual. In 2005 she became the Unit Head in the Organised Crime Division before returning to CPS London in 2010 as the Head of Homicide. Between 2011-2014 Jenny was the Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor in CPS London with responsibility for the Complex Casework Unit, which comprised of the homicide, rape and serious sexual offences, and special casework teams.
Sonja Jütte works as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Child Safety Online Team at NSPCC. She leads on work relating to tackling child sexual abuse images as the NSPCC works to make children safe from online abuse.
Sonja has held other roles at NSPCC including conceptualising and leading the annual How Safe Are Our Children? report which compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the UK. Prior to working at the NSPCC Sonja worked for BDO LLP and in the Government Economic Service (HM Treasury and Department for Transport).
Raven Kaliana educates on child protection issues via puppet-based workshops and film presentations through Outspiral, directs Puppet (R)Evolution Theatre Company, and teaches courses for adults at Little Angel Theatre. She wrote and produced the award-winning show Hooray for Hollywood, an autobiographical puppet-based film for adults concerning her escape from human trafficking.
She has presented the film at events including United Nations in Geneva, Commission on the Status of Women in New York, London Assembly, Oxford University, New York University, University of Puerto Rico, and it aired on Danish national television. Her work has been chronicled in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Copenhagen Post, Haaretz, El Nuevo Dia, International Arts Manager, Metro, and Time Out. Her other productions include Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress, a shadow animation film, and plays Fragile/Sacred and Love vs Trauma.
She has been interviewed in documentaries No Strings Attached and Stories of Healing. She teaches 'Transforming Trauma,' a hand puppet-based workshop for the staff of charities and agencies working with trauma in children, and 'Rehearsing Resilience,' a shadow puppet-based workshop for young people on developing resilience, peer support, and trauma recovery strategies.
Elaine McConnell joined The Lucy Faithfull Foundation in 2015 as Chief Executive. She has a B.A. (Hons) in Community and Criminal Justice and a M.Sc. in Leadership and Management in Public Service. Elaine has a wealth of relevant professional experience gained in the fields of probation and criminal justice. Previously, as Operational Director for Hertfordshire Probation Trust, she was responsible for the safe and effective offender management and rehabilitation of offenders serving community and custodial sentences. Her other leads included Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) for high risk offenders, young adults, health as well as Circles of Support and Accountability, for East of England. She also introduced and embedded the Hertfordshire pathway for personality disordered offenders.
During a secondment to NOMS, Elaine programme-managed the seven, Intensive Alternative to Custody (IAC) pilots and the five, Integrated Offender Management (IOM) pioneer areas for the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.
Keith Niven is the Deputy Director at CEOP. Prior to joining the National Crime Agency he served in the Metropolitan Police Service for 31 and a half years. During his time there he spent 15 years in the Homicide and Major Crime Command where he investigated the murder of Victoria Climbie and led a number of high profile murder enquiries abroad.
For 4 and a half years he was Head of the Child Abuse and Rape Command as well as leading the MPS and national response to FGM. Keith was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in the 2016 New Year's Honours list. He joined the NCA's CEOP Command in May 2016 as Head of Safeguarding, responsible for Child Protection, Education, Missing Children and Missing Person's teams. Keith was appointed as Deputy Director for CEOP Command in January 2017.
Vince joined the Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2007, having previously worked in HM Customs and Excise managing operational teams at London airports and before that serving as an army officer, moving to the National Crime Agency when it was established in 2013.
During his time in the national law enforcement agency Vince has had various roles ranging from leading investigations teams working on areas such as proceeds of crime recovery to leading specialist teams supporting the NCA's overseas liaison officer network.
His current role as Head of Operations for the Commodities threats (drugs and firearms) involves the co-ordination of the strategic response to these serious organised crime threats, working with partners across law enforcement and HMG. Vince´s current responsibilities includes managing specialist NCA resource working on drugs and firearms supply on the intranet and dark web, with a focus on dark web marketplaces.
Martin Powers is a Senior Probation Officer with HMPPS. His is responsible for the delivery of Accredited Programmes in the community, for offenders convicted of sexual offences. He currently manages that activity in Northamptonshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Martin has worked for the Probation Service, in its changing organisational guises, since 1983. For the last eighteen years he has managed the delivery of accredited offending behaviour programmes, focused mainly on sexual offending and perpetrators of domestic violence.
In relation to the latter, Martin was a member of the design team for the Building Better Relationships Programme, the accredited programme currently used when working with this group of offenders in the UK criminal justice system.
Hayley Rhodes is a PhD Researcher based within the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Her research will focus on known and unknown indecent images of children (IIOC) offenders and the risk of these offenders committing contact sexual offences against children in order to further develop risk prioritisation tools used by law enforcement agencies.
Hayley previously worked for Kent Police and the University of Liverpool for a number of years on projects as a Research Assistant and Research Lead. As part of these projects Hayley assisted with the development of IIOC risk prioritisation tools, including the Kent Internet Risk Assessment Tool (KIRAT) for which she remains a member of the development team, and delivered training in the use of KIRAT to law enforcement agencies across the United Kingdom, Europe and internationally. She also assisted with the development of an Online Grooming Toolkit which provides guidance to frontline police officers where online grooming is suspected with the aim to improve early responses to such offending.
Hayley has previously provided academic support to a number of national police operations targeting IIOC offenders and is currently a National Crime Agency (NCA) Special working to support the continued roll out of KIRAT globally.
Paul Sanford has been a police officer in Norfolk Constabulary for 18 years. Paul started his career in Norwich spending time in uniform and detective roles in all ranks from Constable to Superintendent. Promoted to Superintendent in 2008, Paul has held a number of posts including District Commander for South Norfolk, District Commander in Norwich and Head of CID.
More recently, Paul has spent three years running the National Police Chief's Council Child Protection and Abuse Investigation Working Group. During this period, Paul was the Police lead for the implementation and rollout of the new Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) and was a panel member for the Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment led by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England. Paul's office coordinated the national policing response to the rising concerns about the extent and scale of child sexual abuse and the growth of internet enabled abuse.
In April 2017, Paul was appointed to his current post as Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing in Norfolk Police.
Jean-Charles is a member of the French National Gendarmerie. He was an Intelligence Analyst and a Senior Specialist in charge of technical and operational support within AP Twins (Europol EC3 CSE Team) between 2006 and 2016.
After a few months working as a freelance consultant and a short term appointment at the International Criminal Court he returned to AP Twins in his previous capacity. He is responsible for the technical and operational coordination of international CSE operations supported by AP Twins.
Jean-Charles is qualified in criminal intelligence analysis, digital forensics and holds a Master of Science in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigations from the University College Dublin.
Duncan Sheppard has 30 years’ experience as a Police Officer with Suffolk Constabulary and has extensive knowledge in child protection work over the last 14 years. Duncan was Suffolk lead for the managing of sex offenders in the community and in 2013 became the National Police lead in England and Wales for the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) responsible for the national strategic direction of Police management of sex offenders in the community. Since 2016, as a director of Sheppard Associates, Duncan delivers training around the UK and Internationally in risk assessments, interviewing skills and understanding of sexual offending to Police, Social Workers and Probation Officers. Duncan undertakes risk assessments across the UK and Ireland on behalf of Social Services and religious organisations in child and adult protection proceedings.
Duncan is a safeguarding advisor to the Church of England updating their national policy and practice guidance on managing allegations and offenders in their community. Duncan is an independent member of the Church of England National Safeguarding Panel. Duncan is a trustee to Circles UK a charity, which supports rehabilitation of sex offenders in the community. Duncan is an author of MAPPA serious case reviews in England.
James Slessor is a Managing Director and leads Accenture’s Global Public Safety practice focusing on policing, justice and intelligence. He brings more than 17 years' industry experience to his role helping public safety organisations improve operational performance, achieve greater efficiency and deliver outcomes to the public.
He has a broad knowledge of the changing public safety environment, having led a diverse range of programmes across public safety. These include strategic consulting engagements such as efficiency and effectiveness reviews, workforce transformations and system requirements analysis, through to stakeholder and programme management on large scale transformational programmes, including the implementation of operational policing solutions. James has worked extensively across the UK Criminal Justice system with organisations including the Metropolitan Police Service, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He supports many of Accenture's public safety engagements across the US, Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific.
James leads Accenture's Public Safety practice, which draws together the latest international insight to build new processes, technology solutions and drive innovation within policing. James has written extensively in leading industry publications on a range of policing topics including the use of social media, police information management, analytics and authored Accenture's latest publication on Leading in the NEW in Public Safety.
Dr Joe Sullivan is a Forensic Psychologist and heads up the only Behavioural Analysis Unit which specialises exclusively in consulting on sexual crimes against children. He is a lecturer and senior research fellow in Criminology and Forensic Psychology.
Joe is currently Clinical Director for a project providing therapeutic Services for children and young people engaging in problematic sexual behaviour. He is involved in several longitudinal research projects exploring perpetrator behaviour. Based upon the results of this research he has developed the S-BAT, a series of behaviour analysis tools which are used in suspect profiling and interview strategy development, He teaches these techniques through the Mentor Professional Development Academy.
He has assisted law enforcement worldwide on investigations into suspected sexual crimes against children. These include the investigation into the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler and more recently April Jones as well as the investigation into the disappearance of Madeline McCann. He has interviewed and risk assessed hundreds of sex offenders in this 31 years of specialising in this area including notorious sex offenders.
Riana joined Circles UK as CEO on 1 October 2016. She is passionate about this role as she has a deep commitment to rehabilitative and restorative work. She fully relates to the purpose and values of Circles UK of preventing further victims, ensuring public protection and enabling sex offenders to take ownership of their actions and reintegrate safely back into the community.
Riana grew up in South Africa where she completed a Master’s degree in Criminology. She helped establish the first Domestic Violence court in South Africa and worked closely with Health to establish crisis centres for survivors of sexual abuse. She joined the government when Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first Black President as a Chief Director in the Department of Safety and Security, which was newly created to oversee the transformation of the criminal justice system.
In 2000 she moved to the UK where she joined the then Disability Rights Commission as the Head of Strategy where she was responsible for putting together the first Disability Strategy for England, Wales and Scotland. She joined Thames Valley Probation in 2002 as the Deputy Chief / Director of Strategy where she was responsible for rehabilitative interventions for offenders.
At the end of 2007 she moved to China where she worked as a consultant in China and Vietnam for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which included the development of leadership programmes for female managers as part of the UNDP's drive for improved gender equality. She returned to the UK in 2010 where she joined Wiltshire Probation Trust as Director of Interventions, Business Development and Partnerships. In 2014 the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation Programme was introduced, which divided the Probation Service into two organisations – the National Probation Service and 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies which transferred from the Ministry of Justice into private ownership. Riana took on the role of Director of Operations for two Community Rehabilitation Companies - the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) and the Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (DDC CRC). In this role she led on the operational amalgamation of 5 Probation Trusts into two CRCs, setting up the interface with the NPS and introducing the Through the Gate Resettlement Service.
In her personal life, Riana enjoys gardening, walking, the theatre, music and playing tennis.
Steven originates from Ayrshire in Scotland and was a Police Officer in Scotland from 1985-2015. He performed a variety of senior Detective roles and worked in covert policing, major investigations, sex offender management, CT investigations, witness protection, cybercrime and cyber enabled crime including online child sexual exploitation.
He commenced as Head of EC3 in January 2016 and is responsible for the central collation of criminal intelligence on cybercrime across the EU, supporting member state investigations into Online Child Sexual Exploitation, Cyber enabled attacks on payment systems and Cyberattacks that impact on critical infrastructure and information systems.
He is also responsible for the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT) a team of specialist cyber investigators seconded to EC3 from multiple countries, providing digital and document forensic support in complex cases across EU, strategic analysis of threats and trends, and liaison with industry, academia and non- law enforcement partners.
Professor Richard Wortley has been Director of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science since 2010. A psychologist by discipline, his research interests centre on the role that immediate environments play in criminal behavior, and the implications this has for crime prevention.
He has a particular interest in the prevention of child sexual abuse and Internet child exploitation material. He has more than 100 scholarly publications, including eight books.