Who we are Who we are Our team Staff Batseba Asefaw — Youth CoordinatorDiana Repcenko — Finance OfficerLaura Durán — Senior Policy and Research OfficerLois Fallon — Fundraising OfficerPatricia Durr — CEOPhil Spencer — Training and Practice OfficerSinead Geoghegan — Communications and Media ManagerTemitope Adekoya — Youth Programme Assistant To contact a member of the team, email [email protected] or call 020 7607 2136 For press enquiries, contact Sinead on [email protected] or 020 3903 4630For training enquiries contact [email protected] For youth group enquiries contact [email protected] Trustees Liz Barratt, Chair of the Board of Trustees Liz is the Joint Head of Immigration at Bindmans and has acted in many cases involving children who are unaccompanied and trafficked as well as for looked after children. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Liz worked in the voluntary sector as a housing adviser and as a refuge worker for Women’s Aid. Liz is also a former trustee and Chair of the Trustee Board for the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). Liz has acted in several high profile cases involving unaccompanied and trafficked children, and her work on the application of the Dublin Regulation led to a change in the law and Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2012: MA and BT v SSHD C-648/11 relating to the application of the Dublin Regulation to unaccompanied children, which clarified the law in this area R (on the application of SA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1611 (Admin) in relation to the application of good character requirements for registration of children as British citizens Annabel Mullin, Trustee Annabel is Principal Consultant at OneFifty, a specialist consultancy in digital communications, and focuses on supporting clients work in Sustainability and ESG. She has many year’s experience running political campaigns and is co-founder of politically-oriented organisations Stand for Something and Advance Together, as well as co-leading the organisation Renew. Annabel is also on the supplementary magistrate list and sat for nine years at the Central London Bench including the Old Bailey. Before this she worked in financial analysis in the City, with the NHS to rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders with severe mental illness, and as a Met police officer. Annabel is currently completing her ESRC Funded PhD at UCL using life course data to understand criminal propensity and guiding policy to reduce offending. Deveena Sahota, Trustee Deveena is a Young Women’s Practitioner at the organisation Abianda and has been advocating for young people at risk of exploitation for 10 years in roles across the charity sector. Deveena has supported organisations in the development of their approaches to participation, equalities work and thinking intersectionally. Deveena has worked in partnership to tackle violence against women and girls and managed staff across three London boroughs in the delivery of a specialist project tackling child sexual exploitation. At Abianda, Deveena provides support to young women who have been exploited, providing 1:1 support and advocacy. Geoff Corre, Trustee Geoff is a social worker, trainer, consultant in countering trafficking and modern slavery and an accredited serious case review author. He wrote the first serious case review into the death of a child believed to have been trafficked from Vietnam to the UK and conducted a major local review of child sexual exploitation. Geoff was a trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking. Geoff has extensive experience in child protection as a provider, commissioner and regulator. He has acted as Head of Child Protection for a large county council and managed a multi-agency safeguarding hub. As an HMI, he has inspected child protection services in local authorities and police forces for Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Geoff is a member of Locate International’s advisory board and a trustee with the Peace Hospice in Watford. Ian Hanham, Outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees Ian is Director of Finance and Information Systems at The Nuffield Foundation. He has been a member of ECPAT UK’s Board for a decade, with numerous years leading oversight of the charity as Chair. Ian is also a Trustee of the charities Family for Every Child and Kindled Spirit. He has many years’ experience in financial and operations leadership roles at organisations including Water Aid, the Workers’ Educational Association, EveryChild and the British Red Cross. Keith Richards, Outgoing Trustee Keith is a barrister, arbitrator and accredited mediator. He has served as an independent member and non-executive director on regulatory bodies in a variety of sectors and specialises in professional / industry self-regulation, equality and inclusion, consumer rights, and alternative redress. He set up the Consumer Panel at the Civil Aviation Authority and served as its Chair for six years until 2017. He is currently a Board Member and equalities lead at the consumer watchdog Transport Focus, Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) at the DfT, and an independent member of the General Chiropractic Council. Keith is a Panel Member at the Competition and Markets Authority and a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). For many years he was Director of Consumer Affairs at ABTA – the Travel Association where he led the industry’s work on issues around accessibility and child protection. Nicky Guy, Trustee Dr Nicky Guy is the Deputy Director for Culture and Sport at the Welsh Government. She joined the Board in 2016 having previously been the Head of Vulnerability, including child trafficking and missing people, at the Home Office. Nicky has undertaken a range of Civil Service roles, focusing on culture, heritage and support of vulnerable people. She has a strong interest in south eastern Europe, especially Albania and Kosova, following her PhD and book on Albanian independence. Renata de Groot, Trustee Renata is Head of Enabling and Delivery at Oxfam and has over ten years’ experience in the charity sector, with particular expertise in international development and fundraising. At Oxfam, Renata has developed strategy, managed operational teams and designed ways of working, as well as delivering fundraising and communications. Renata has also worked with Hope and Homes for Children in the UK as well as a local child protection charity in the Philippines, and has a strong commitment to supporting organisations to develop feminist, anti-racist and safe practice.