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Martin Henry, National Manager DSW, CQSW, M.Phil

Martin is a Registered Social Worker with over 40 years clinical and forensic experience in the field of child and public protection. He qualified as a professional social worker in 1974. His professional/academic qualifications include a Master of Philosophy Degree in Child Protection Studies awarded by the University of Dundee in 1993. Martin’s professional expertise is in the investigation/assessment of child sexual abuse and in working with men who have problematic sexual behaviours including those who offend online. Martin employs a formulation approach in his work supporting the delivery of individual psychoeducational interventions.

Martin has presented widely on professional issues both internationally and in Scotland and has served on a wide range of Government and national bodies in relation to the protection of children and the prevention and management of sex offending.

He is currently Vice-Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Survivors of Sexual Abuse; a member of the Scottish Executive Committee of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA); and a Life Member of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO). 

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.