Ian has led on children's social care policy for the Local Government Association for the past three years, working closely with councils across the country to support, promote and improve local government children's services.
Jan Pickles OBE
Jan Pickles is an experienced social worker and has worked in the third sector, the probation service, the police, government and the NSPCC. Jan is a member of the National Independent Safeguarding Board of Wales and a non-executive Director for an NHS Trust.
Lisa initially qualified as a dietitian in Edinburgh and has worked in a number of executive director and board level NHS roles, where safeguarding has been a key part of her portfolio. She graduated from Chester University with an MBA (Distinction) and is also a Nye Bevan Leadership Graduate.
Prof Simon Hackett
Simon Hackett is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Principal of St Mary’s College, Durham University. He has been involved in the field of safeguarding for 25 years as a practitioner, manager and researcher.
Prof Sarah Brown
Professor Brown has been conducting research related to sexual aggression for over 20 years. She has been working at Coventry University since 1999 and is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement.
Prof Julie Taylor
Julie Taylor [PhD; FRCN; RN; MSc; BSc (Hons)] is a nurse scientist specialising in child maltreatment. She is Professor of Child Protection in the School of Nursing at the University of Birmingham, in partnership with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Prof Todd E Hogue
Professor Hogue is a registered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist. He started his career in the British Prison Service working mainly with sexual offenders.
Mike Britton is the staff officer of Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the National Police Chief lead for Child Protection & Abuse Investigation.
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