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The National Steering Group

Stop it Now! Wales is supported by a National Steering Group which aims to offer advice, guidance, support and influence the development of the Stop it Now! programme within and across Wales.

Terms of Reference 

The Wales National Steering Group will:

  • provide support and advice for the development of Stop it Now! across Wales
  • monitor the strategic development of the programme and its effectiveness
  • enable the programme’s drive for excellence and best outcomes to be enhanced by sharing of expertise and knowledge of the national context
  • act as a conduit of communication and liaison within individual members’ own organisations and others in which they may have influence
  • identify and link issues from policy, practice and research within their specific area of expertise in order to inform and drive Stop it Now! Wales’s influencing agenda throughout Wales


Membership of the group will reflect the ethos of partnership which underpins the Stop it Now! Wales programme. The group will have a membership which includes government and statutory agencies, leading children’s charities, criminal justice organisations and other relevant voluntary organisations.

The Chair will be responsible for ensuring that business is carried out in a transparent manner and that the aims of Stop it Now! Wales are being met.

Current group members:

David Hopkins (Chair) – Head of Education, Caerphilly County Council (Retired)

Mel Nock, OBE - Vice-Chair of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation Board of Trustees

Donald Findlater – Director, Stop it Now! UK & Ireland

Linda Grace – Jig So Children’s Centre, Cardigan

Viv Laing – NSPCC Cymru Wales

Martin Mahoney - Catholic Arch Diocese Cardiff

Mandy Wilmot – Victim Support Wales

Dr April May Kitchener – NOTA Wales and Siarad Da

Useful links to our partners websites


Barnardo's Cymru

Barnardos Taith Project

Victim Support

Jig So

Catholic Arch Diocese Cardiff

Monmouthshire County Council

Siarad Da