NSPCC appoints first-ever Chief Technology Officer

The NSPCC has appointed Greig Sharman as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. Greig joins the NSPCC from the University of Leeds, having previously been their IT Executive and Deputy Director of Information Technology. Greig will ensure modern digital capabilities are woven into the organisation’s future strategy and that the charity makes best use of emerging technologies. With a broad remit to deliver programmes, initiatives and platforms that support the charity’s ambitious targets, the new Technology Directorate is critical to help drive success and scale the organisation to meet the increasing…

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NSPCC appoints new Director of Strategy and Knowledge

The NSPCC has appointed Dr Maria Neophytou as its new Director of Strategy and Knowledge. Maria joins the NSPCC from Impetus, a charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, where she was acting CEO, having previously been their Director of Public Affairs for four years. Maria will bring together the NSPCC’s knowledge across policy, research, practice, child protection advice and an understanding of the charity’s impact, under one Strategy and Knowledge directorate. She has twenty years of experience in public affairs, research and strategy development and a strong track record…

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NSPCC to launch Young People’s Board for Change

Young people will have the chance to shape and influence the UK’s leading child protection charity with the announcement of a new advisory group. The Young People’s Board for Change will be a vital part of the NSPCC’s commitment to ensure children and young people are at the heart of its decision making. The charity is looking to recruit 15 young people aged between 13 and 16 to represent the views of young people and help to shape the work of the NSPCC across the UK. The Board members will…

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NSPCC Appoints First-Ever Young Trustees

The NSPCC, has appointed its first ever young trustees as part of their renewed commitment to ensure children and young people are at the centre of every decision they make. Sheanna Patelmaster, 24, who grew up in Manchester and Ife Grillo, 22, from London, have joined the organisation’s Board of Trustees, after being elected at the charity’s first virtual Annual Council Meeting (ACM) which took place via Zoom on Thursday 1 October.   The charity received 166 applications from young people across the UK, making the standard incredibly high and resulting…

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Actress Natalie Dormer donates Penny Dreadful memorabilia to be auctioned off in aid of the NSPCC in Prop Store’s upcoming auction

Actress Natalie Dormer has personally donated a head from one of the Santa Muerte statues which featured in the TV series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in an upcoming film & TV memorabilia auction. The item is estimated to sell for between £2,000 – £3,000 and the proceeds will be donated to the NSPCC’s Childline Service to help their staff and volunteer counsellors continue to be here for children. Natalie Dormer is an Ambassador for Childline. The item will be sold as part of Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia two-day auction…

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