Areas of Expertise: Child and sexual abuse and exploitation
As a subject specialist in how child sexual abuse (CSA) convictions impact non-offending close associates, Lucy is keen to raise awareness around the current safeguarding gaps for children of perpetrators. Her particular interest lies in indecent images offences.
Since 2019 Lucy has delivered numerous interactive sessions to frontline police officers, postgraduate students and key child protection professionals. Using examples of lived experience, Lucy offers a perspective of the judicial process that encourages the audience to reflect on how investigations and sentencing affect families.
Preconceptions of responding agencies and negative community judgement compounds and creates additional stresses for a family member who is navigating an unprecedented and traumatic situation. Through discussions with stakeholders, Lucy facilitates the identification of practical strategies/responses that mitigate the harm these external factors cause, to ensure that protective factors are maintained long-term for any related children.
PG Cert Integrative Counselling Skills, University of South Wales, 2017
BA (Hons) Business Administration (2:1), University of Portsmouth, 1999
Regularly presents at the Indirect Victims of Indecent Images of Children Strategic Group as a Subject Matter Expert since October 2020.
Duncan, K., Wakeham, A., Winder, B., Armitage, R., Roberts, L., Blagden, N., 2021. The experiences of non-offending partners of individuals who have committed sexual offences: Recommendations for practitioners and stakeholders (Nottingham Trent University: SOCAMRU).
Keynote presentation: The Forgotten Child Victims of Online Sex Crime. NWG 7th Annual Enhanced Programme of Learning and Development, 20-22 April 2021, online.
Unseen victims of internet sexual crime, LucyX tells of the devastation that hit her family. The Locked up Living Podcast, 2021, with psychologist Dr Naomi Murphy and psychotherapist David Jones.