Following a career in the probation service, latterly in Surrey with responsibility for sex offender policy and practice, Donald joined the Foundation in 1995 to manage the Wolvercote Clinic. Wolvercote was this country’s only residential assessment and treatment centre for men with allegations of or convictions for child sexual abuse.
In 2002, with funding from the Home Office, he set up two child sexual abuse prevention initiatives – Stop It Now! UK & Ireland (a child sexual abuse prevention campaign, supported by a confidential helpline) and Circles of Support and Accountability (a project utilising volunteers to support convicted sex offenders to live safely in the community). More recently, he’s been responsible for developing the website for parents and carers, Parents Protect; and ECSA (Eradicating Child Sexual Abuse) – a toolkit for communities across the globe that assists in the development of evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention strategies.
Following the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by Ian Huntley, Donald assisted DCSF (now DfE) in designing “Safer Recruitment in Education” Training for senior school staff – a course that he continues to deliver as part of the Safer Recruitment Consortium. He was a board member of the ISA and the DBS for four years.
With a background in the Church (many denominations), Donald has taken a close interest in churches’ responses to sexual offending, offenders, victims and survivors over many years. He sits on the Diocese of Guildford’s Safeguarding Panel as well as on the Church of England National Safeguarding Panel.
From 2015, and in response to the growing problem of sexual offending online, Donald was responsible for initiating LFF’s indecent images of children (IIOC) deterrence campaign. He briefly left LFF in 2016, returning in 2018 as director of the Stop It Now! helpline, fronting the IIOC deterrence campaign as well as the ECSA Project, with planned developments in Bulgaria and Brazil over the next 3 years.
He believes that child sexual abuse is preventable, not inevitable – but that there needs to be a plan.
ANNABEL KROEGER, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Annabel Kroeger B.Acc CA (SA) trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloittes in South Africa.
With a business degree from Natal University, she left Deloittes after qualifying and spent the next seven years in marketing, training with Unilever as a product manager at Elida Gibbs, South Africa. On her return to the UK, she worked first for Nielsen Market Research in Oxford and then for Jenks Brokerage in High Wycombe, handling a wide range of well-known brands.
Balancing family demands, Annabel took up accountancy work again on a part-time basis four years later and gained experience in a variety of sectors including the computer industry, education, tourism and most recently for charities. Annabel worked as the accountant for Warwickshire Association for the Blind for 6 years, until joining LFF in April 2008 as Director of Finance.
ADRIAN MCNULTY, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Adrian has over 30 years’ experience in the criminal justice sector. A qualified probation officer and social worker, Adrian has operated as both a practitioner and manager in a variety of settings.
He has worked in youth justice, case management and accredited programmes as well as being the senior lead on substance misuse and evidence informed practice. He has a history of leading projects and operations that drive community outcomes and is looking forward to working with LFF colleagues across all its prevention work.
Adrian is from Birmingham and is married with two grown up sons.