Director of Stop it Now! UK and Ireland, Donald Findlater
For seven years, Donald was Manager of the Wolvercote Clinic, the UK’s only residential assessment and treatment centre for men with allegations of or convictions for child sexual abuse. This followed a career in the Probation Service where, latterly, he was responsible for the development and delivery of Surrey Probation Service’s sex offender strategy.
Donald developed the work of the Stop it Now! UK and Ireland survey pilot programme as well as the Stop it Now! helpline from their beginnings in 2002. He was heavily involved in the Home Office Child Sex Offender Review in 2007 and developed the parent education programme that became “Parents Protect!” - a project of Stop it Now! UK and Ireland.
In 2008 Donald was appointed Director of Stop it Now! UK and Ireland alongside his role as Director of Research and Development with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
Scotland Campaign Manager, Martin Henry
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 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 National Reference Group of Survivor Scotland (the Scottish Government National Strategy on Child Sexual Abuse); the National Board for Community Disclosure; 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.
England Campaign Manager, Liz Maslen
Liz joined Stop it Now! UK and Ireland in December 2009 after a 16 year career in the childcare sector, 9 years in the recruitment industry, and both management and training experience within TSO’s. Graduating in psychology in 1997, Liz went on to achieve a post graduate diploma in Project Management in 2003, and successfully ran a DCSF funded campaign for Birmingham City Council, before moving on to work with the Pre-school Learning Alliance as Assistant Divisional Director – overseeing the management of their Children’s Centres, nurseries and pre-schools across the South-West, as well as contributing to the development of their volunteer support strategies, and delivery of training to childcare practitioners.
Her background has given her a good understanding of the demands and constraints within the private, statutory and voluntary sectors and, since coming into post, Liz has worked to generate both strategic and grass-roots practitioner support for Stop it Now! across various agencies and organisations, and is keen to oversee the development and delivery of a range of activities within communities over the coming year – ensuring that all parents are provided with the information they need to keep their children safe from sexual abuse.
Wales Campaign Manager, Rebecca Morgan
Rebecca Morgan took up the new position of Stop it Now! Wales National Campaign Manager in October 2008. A psychology graduate, she has over 8 years experience in strategic campaign analysis and development working within national and international children's charities including Save the Children Wales and Action for Children in London. She has also worked as a Social Psychologist on behalf of a UK government research agency.
Within her role as Stop it Now! Wales National Campaign Manager, she delivers training to professionals around the preventing sexual abuse and information courses which provide parents in Wales with accurate information to protect children and young people from sexual abuse. Rebecca is also campaigning for an All Wales Comprehensive Strategy for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Wales. Rebecca grew up in Wales and is a Welsh speaker having attended Welsh medium education.