NSPCC's lead on tackling child sexual abuse
Jon Brown joined the NSPCC from Action for Children (previously NCH) where he was Operational Director of Children's Services. In this role, he had responsibility for around 50 services across the south west of England and was significantly involved in developing the organisation's Strategic Research Forum.
Work related to sexual abuse has been a theme throughout Jon's career. After completing a Masters in Social Policy and his Social Work training at the London School of Economics in 1989, he worked as a Probation Officer in Somerset where he was involved in establishing the Somerset Sex Offender Programme.
He first joined the NSPCC in 1994 as Project Manager of a team working with adult sex offenders in partnership with the Probation Service, a role which later expanded to include work with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour and family risk assessments commissioned by the local authority. Five years later he became Area Children's Services Manager with responsibility for a range of services including therapeutic interventions for children and young people who had been sexually abused.
He has been involved with NOTA (National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers) since 1991 and was national Chair from 2003 to 2007.
Jon is married with three children. Outside of work he tries to keep fit by running and surfing. To his family's horror, he's just taken up playing the trumpet again after many years!