Ann Stuart MBE
Ann’s experience in safeguarding comes from 18 years of her 34 years in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) working in domestic abuse and child protection. During that time she fulfilled three roles; firstly as a Detective investigating child abuse, then she became the first dedicated child protection policy officer in the MPS (developing the first police procedures for investigating child abuse which then informed the national guidance) and acted as policy advisor to the National Chief Police child protection sub group and finally training manager delivering numerous safeguarding training including specialist child interview techniques.
Since October 2014, Ann has been a self - employed safeguarding consultant and is currently an associate for Triangle services, Leonard consultancy, NSPCC and Zurich municipal Insurance. She continues to develop bespoke training for sport organisations and the voluntary sector and conducts frequent reviews of policy and procedures to ensure they are compliant with current legislation.
Ann’s CV is extensive relating to Safeguarding Children both from a policing perspective and more recently from a sport perspective, as she is the Safeguarding lead for a Martial Arts organisation. Ann’s work in child protection was recognised in 2014 when she received an MBE for services to Child Protection.