at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.

An Insight into The Police Online Investigation Team
Tackling Paedophilia in Essex

Nick Riley, Essex Constabulary

Serving as an Essex Police Officer for 14 years, Nick has worked within uniformed departments and now as a Detective within the Online Investigation team (POLIT). He has been a part of this team for just over 4 years, recently moving onto the newly formed POLIT Proactive Team. His role is both challenging and demanding, he joined the police to protect the most vulnerable within the community including children.

Aims & Objectives

  • An insight into POLIT and the team
  • Provide an overview of indecent image investigation, the legislation
  • Give an insight into online indecent image offenders
  • Understanding the demand and the future
  • How can we work better together

Sexual Abuse and Violence and the Role of Therapy


A workshop about working to support victims of sexual violence and abuse and the role that therapeutic interventions have upon these clients.

Michael Sheath is a Practitioner with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. He qualified as a Social Worker/Probation Officer in 1988, and worked as a Probation Officer for just under ten years thereafter. His Master’s degree in Social Work, awarded in 1988, was awarded for a dissertation dealing with the subject of paedophile offenders. He joined the Lucy Faithfull Foundation in 1997, and has specialised in working with sexual offenders, their partners and victims since that time. He contributed a chapter ‘Case Formulation: The dilemmas posed by child sex offenders’ to ‘Constructing Stories, Telling Tales, a guide to formulation in applied psychology’ (Corrie and Lane, Karnac, 2010.)

Michael qualified as a Counsellor in Sexual Addiction, having undertaken a programme of study with the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) in 2014. He has acted as a Staff Trainer on the Europol Training Course on Combatting Online Sexual Abuse of Children (COSEC), held in Germany on an annual basis since 2005. He has delivered Key Note Addresses upon the mind set of on line offenders at Interpol in Lyon, at Europol in The Hague, at CEPOL (The European Police College) in Stockholm, and at various meetings of INHOPE, a charity which coordinates the efforts of ‘Hotlines’ combating child abuse imagery across the world. He was awarded the Butler Trust Award, in 1997, for his work with male prisoners who had been sexually abused in childhood. He has delivered training events on engaging the victims of sexual assault to various RASAC centres, and to a number of CAHMS teams.

at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.

CANCELLATIONS made on or after 31st March 2019 will be charged in full.  Any cancellation before that will be subject to a 12.5% handling charge.