Chris has a strong child protection background and has worked in the children’s charity sector for most of her career including 16 years at the NSPCC. Chris brings a unique 360 degree perspective on online child safety having worked within the children’s charity, law enforcement and new media industry sectors.
Chris has also sat on various Government taskforces, including the Bichard Implementation Programme, the Sexual Offences Advisory Committee and the Home Office Task Force on Child Protection and the Internet, helping to develop Government policy on protecting children from sexual abuse, trafficking and online child safety. She is also a member of UKCISS. Chris is a former Non - Industry Executive Board member of the Internet Watch Foundation (2004-2007).
In 2005, Chris was seconded by the NSPCC to the Association of Chief Police Officers to work with Government and the National Crime Squad to help develop a national centre to deal with a range of online offences against children. This was launched in April 2006 as the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)