Stuart is National Manager at Stop it Now! Scotland, an organisation that works to prevent sexual abuse. Previous to this he was Deputy Children’s Service Manager at Barnardo’s Skylight/ Lighthouse.
Stuart has worked with children affected by sexual abuse and children who display problematic and harmful sexual behaviour over the last 14 years. He is currently chair of NOTA Scotland, sits on the NOTA policy and prevention subcommittees, is a visiting researcher at Strathclyde University, and a CYCJ Associate of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice.
Stuart has presented workshops and seminars on a number of issues related to sexual offending and sexual abuse prevention at national and international conferences, has written academic papers on a range of adolescent forensic issues and has trained staff from various agencies (including social work, police, mental health services, education and residential care) in assessment, intervention and risk management of children who display harmful sexual behaviours.