Our media lead - Child Sexual Abuse Spokesperson

Director of Research and Development, 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.

Over recent years Donald has worked as a “subject matter expert” with the DCSF (now Department of Education) in the creation and delivery of “Safer Recruitment” training programmes for Heads and Governors of schools and for recruiters into the wider children’s workforce.  He sat on Sir Roger Singleton’s Panel advising on List 99 barring decisions, and is a Board Member of the Independent Safeguarding Authority. He sits on Surrey Safeguarding Children Board, where he is Chair of the Safer Workforce Subgroup.

As well as being Director of the child sexual abuse public education campaign, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland, Donald managed the development of the Foundation’s Circles of Support and Accountability programme as well as the joint project with Securus (a software company) developing and deploying the means of monitoring the home computer use of known sex offenders.