Hilary Eldridge, BA (Hons) Dip. SW, CQSW, is Chief Executive of Lucy Faithfull Foundation. She began working with sex offenders and their families after qualifying as a probation officer in 1975. In 1988 she co-founded a residential assessment and treatment centre for sex offenders, which was superseded by Lucy Faithfull Foundation, established in 1993. She has co-authored and monitored the charity’s assessment and treatment programmes for adult male and female offenders and for young people who engage in sexually harmful behaviours. She has consulted to probation and prisons and is an international speaker with published work in the field of sexual offending.
Hilary was a member of the Joint Prison and Probation Accreditation Panel from 1999 to 2002, and of the Nolan Committee reviewing child protection in the Catholic Church. She was a member of HM Government’s Sexual Violence Stakeholder Advisory Group and a specialist adviser on the Department of Health and NIMHE Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme. She is an Honorary Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham.