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Martin Henry, National Manager DSW, CQSW, M.Phil
Martin qualified as a Social Worker in 1974 and in 1993 was awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy (Child Protection Studies) at Dundee University. His professional career has been spent in child care and protection in the local authority and until early 2008 he was Executive Officer of Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Child Protection Office.

Martin serves on a wide range of national and Government Working Parties on Child and Public Protection including the National Steering Group for Safeguarding in Sport; the Scottish Coalition for Young Runaways; the Safeguarding Commission of the Conference of Religious in Scotland; the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Survivors of Childhood Abuse; the ACPOS Child Protection and Offender Management Working Groups; and the National Strategic Group for Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses.

Martin has been a lecturer/consultant at the Scottish Police College since 1993 and is a member of the Scottish Executive Committee of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers. Martin presents/lectures regularly in Scotland, the UK, Eastern and Western Europe and the United States.

Carol Robinson, Project Officer (Prisoners Information Project) P.G Dip (CP Studies)
Carol Robinson was a police officer with Lothian and Borders Police and spent the last ten years of her service working within Family Protection. During her time she was seconded to work with Edinburgh and Lothian Child Protection Office where she undertook a review of Child Protection thresholds within Schools in Edinburgh.

She was involved in the set up of the first multi agency Family Protection Unit in Edinburgh and assisted in the review of Joint Interviewing of Child witnesses in Scotland. In 2007-2008 she was the project officer for Lothian and Borders Police on the HMIE inspection of Child Protection Services and gave the Police response to the City of Edinburgh. During her police service she gained a post graduate Diploma from Dundee University in Child Protection.

She took up the post of Project Manager with Stop it Now! Scotland in January 2011. Carol is also a Sessional Group Facilitator on our Inform and Inform Plus programmes for internet offenders and their families.

William Manson, Project Officer (Community Engagement and Community Disclosure)
Willie Manson served as a police officer with Lothian and Borders Police for 30 years with a mainly criminal investigation background. He ran the national pilot scheme for the video interviewing of suspects and lectured on the subject of interview skills in the UK, Hong Kong and Western Australia. He was instrumental in the development of the first Multi-Agency Family Protection Unit in Edinburgh and in 2008 was appointed the National MAPPA Coordinator for Scotland with the Scottish Government.  Willie retired in 2009 with the rank of Detective Superintendent and took up the post of Project Manager with Stop it Now! Scotland in June 2011.

Fiona Mackay, Programme Co-ordinator (Internet Offence Services) HND, CQSW
Fiona Mackay joined the Stop it Now! Scotland team in September 2010 as a volunteer and was appointed Programme Coordinator for Internet Offence Services in January 2011.

She has 26 years experience in both child protection and criminal justice social work, initially in Edinburgh, then for 10 years in the Surrey Probation Service before returning to her native Scotland to take up the post of Associate National Adviser in Safeguarding to the Church of Scotland.