Dave Marshall QPM
Chair of the SAP
Dave retired from the Metropolitan police in 2010 with 30 years service which included investigating serious crime in this country and abroad. He was the operational head of the Paedophile Unit at New Scotland Yard and for the last 9 years of his service was a DCI responsible for a major investigation team dealing with complex child abuse and child homicides in London.
He is a Director of his own company which provides advice on safeguarding, investigation and management including training.
Up until 2015 he was a member of the Acknowledgement Forum on the public inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse between 1922 and 1995 in N. Ireland. His work with survivors on that inquiry and in the police has given him a real desire and passion for their voice to be heard and supported.
He is a trustee of BASPCAN and also of a non denominational church, as part of that church’s leadership team he has responsibility for Safeguarding.
Recently, through his company he has become an associate of the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS).
His qualifications include a Master of Science degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology from the University of Leicester.
Survivor of abuse as a child. Therapy/counselling has helped me get to be able to live with and grow through the pain, isolation and damage of abuse. Talking about and feeling the growth with others is a tremendous gift.
Priest of the Hallam Diocese. I am glad to know the Church is turning her attention to helping survivors.
It is a privilege to be able to be part of that mission. There will be many rewards to be had on all levels.
Compassion, Honesty and Trust are vital to growth, in renewing life that will never be the same following abuse.
A recommended aid to growth is ACoA. This allows the Inner Child to find a safe place to trust others who hurt and look for support with others in a similar struggle.
A favourite book is The Silent Struggle by Sr. Marie Theres OCD, and well worth a read.
I am a survivor of abuse as a child; emotionally, physically and sexually. Through counselling I am able to live with the pain, hurt and shame of what happened to me. Talking about what happened has enabled me to work through my isolation and fear.
I have taught in primary education for 30 years and I am now the Deputy Headteacher of an inner-city Catholic primary school in the Diocese of Hallam. In addition to this I am also the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
During the last 30 years I have had to deal with a wide range of safeguarding issues. In addition to issues regarding children, I have had members of staff disclose the abuse they suffered as a child. My experience has enabled to me to help them.
I have found ACoA a safe and loving place to continue my healing.
I am a practising Catholic and actively involved in my parish as a Minister of the Word and as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. I am very pleased that the church is taking safeguarding so seriously.
I feel honoured to be chosen to be a member of the Survivors’ Panel for NCSC and I am looking forward to working as a member of the panel.
I am a retired Police Officer who first became involved in safeguarding children and vulnerable people in 1991 when the first structured procedures came into force. As a Detective Sergeant I developed the skills to listen to those that had been harmed by others and to investigate allegations of sexual abuse and other harmful behaviours perpetrated by family members and those in a position of trust within institutions such as schools, the voluntary sector, faith organisations. By working extensively with survivors I gained a considerable understanding of how abuse can impact on them for the rest of their lives. It is important that survivors should be listened to and that organisations should respond appropriately and sensitively to allegations that are made.
I am currently the Organisation Development Lead with a Local Safeguarding Children Board with a responsibility to develop and deliver multi-agency safeguarding training.
In my role within the Safeguarding Advisory Panel I am committed to help improve the way that the Catholic Church responds to allegations of abuse.
Dr Jocelyn Jones FRSA is Director of Mindful Practice Ltd, a Child Protection Professional Development Consultancy based in Winchester. She has extensive experience as a social work practitioner and manager in children's services, expert witness, senior academic (child protection studies), and qualitative researcher. Jocelyn is a highly skilled facilitator, consultant and coach; she particularly enjoys designing and delivering bespoke practice improvement initiatives for local authorities and multi-agency partnerships.
Jocelyn has extensive knowledge and research experience in the field of child protection. She is particularly indebted to the many survivors who have shared their experiences of abuse and recovery with her, and whose stories still influence her understanding and practice today. She has also had the great privilege to represent a selection of these survivor narratives as research findings to influence local and national policy (Team around the Child evaluation, 2007; Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery evaluation, 2011).
Jocelyn holds a Doctorate in Action Research (School of Management, University of Bath, 2008); a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring with Distinction (University of West of England and Bristol Centre for Coaching and Mentoring, 2016); an Honorary Research Fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London (2010 ongoing); and a Visiting Fellowship at Bournemouth University (2014 ongoing). She has recently accepted an invitation to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for her ‘longstanding and exceptional contribution to children’s social care’.
Jocelyn is heartened by the Catholic Church’s commitment to survivors and to improving its policies and procedures for safeguarding. The Church’s ongoing work to strengthen the standards for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is immensely important and worthwhile work; and she is honoured to serve as a member of the Survivor Advisory Panel.
My name is Maxi Leigh, born in Nottingham. I have a son who is amazing, the true love of my life and my Persian cat “Prince Charles”.
I love writing, reading, spending many hours in my garden. Yoga is a part of my life, bringing and giving me more peace and harmony.
I am a “Survivor”- sexually, physically and psychologically abused from the age of 8years until me escape aged 26.
The impact on my mental health- “enormous”. I was handed a leaflet for a charity supporting female survivors because of my lack of self esteem and confidence. I continued to carry my leaflet for a further 8 years, continuing with further self harm; my life looking very bleak.
My friend encouraged me to contact the charity; this is because I was sinking very fast after my breakdown. Walking through the doors I knew my life was going to change; being with other survivors was overwhelming- truly- I was NOT ALONE.
Eight months later I became Chair! Mentored by the previous Chief Executive Mr. Mike Cooke, C.B.E., enhanced my life and ability to tap into my hidden skills and strength, enhancing my potential, opening doors where I was able to have an effective and influential, proactive voice for Survivors; implementing good practice and a sensitive approach to supporting survivors of childhood abuse.
I have recently ben elected governor to council, Nottinghamshire NHS Foundation Trust; Vice Chair for the Trust’s Gender Equality Steering Group; Trustee for BASPCAN-The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Abuse and Neglect. Managing Director of ENIXAM- Consultancy for the delivery of Historic Abuse and Impact on Mental Health and Recovery.
I have been supporting survivors for the past 7 years and have just been granted charity status for my charity “Support for Survivors”- supporting male and female survivors.
The drive-my love and passion to change lives-fills my heart. Putting a smile on an individual’s face; holding their hand; giving hope; nothing compares.
It is an honour and a pleasure to have been chosen to be on the Survivor Advisory Panel for the NCSC. I will be committed and improve its response to survivors.
Panna has worked in Child Protection and Public Protection agencies for over 30 years. During most of this time, she has worked with victims and survivors of sexual abuse and strongly feels that whilst steps have been taken to address some of the issues, there is a lot that needs to be done and it is very much hoped that SAP will provide the platform for this important work. Panna is currently working for National Probation Service and based in the Sex Offender Treatment Unit which she joined in 1999, her primary responsibilities are risk assessment, delivering staff training and delivering Accredited Group Work Programmes to men convicted of sexual offences. Some of the offenders are of dual status; they have been subjected to childhood sexual abuse, including neglect, physical and emotional abuse as well as bullying. Within the Probation Service she has also worked with female survivors of sexual abuse. Prior to joining the Probation Service, she worked in Avon and Warwickshire Social Services Departments, specialising in Child Protection and adult mental health services and a lot of the patients had endured childhood trauma including sexual abuse. Panna has also worked at Family Service Unit in Leicestershire where she was initially employed as a Family Therapist and later a Joint Project Coordinator setting up services for adolescents and adult male sexual offenders and male and females Survivors of sexual abuse. Following this she worked as Project Manager for the local NSPCC project. Panna has extensive experience in Probation, Social Work, Counselling, Family Therapy, Mentoring and training. She has held positions of visiting Lecturere as Leicester University, Independent Assessor and Guardian Ad Litems. Panna has also published articles in this field.