Organised Abuse In the UK Conference 2018 


Wednesday 7 November 2018


Matt is the opening guest speaker at the Organised Abuse In the UK Conference 2018


Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, 23 Brown St, Dundee, DD1 5EF


Organised by Izzy’s Promise.

Matt’s fellow guest speakers are:

Laurie Matthew, OBE

The Founder and Executive Manager for Eighteen And Under, Izzy’s Promise and a host of other organisations

Sarah Nelson, MA (Hons) PhD 

Sarah is currently a Research associate at the University of Edinburgh, working at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. She has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. Her research includes the voices of young survivors, critiques of current child protection systems, backlash theories, community prevention, and physical and mental health issues for survivors. She is author of Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches (2016)

Sara Rowbotham 

As social worker in Rochdale with over twenty years experience in sexual health, in 2012 Sara was forced to ‘whistleblow’ about young people being involved in sexual exploitation. Her remarkable story of those dramatic times was recently made into the hugely popular BBC drama ‘3 Girls’, with Maxine Peake portraying Sara in the lead role. 

In 2018 Sara Rowbotham and her team won a Special Recognition honour at the NHS Heroes Awards.

Wilfred Wong

A former barrister, Wilfred has researched, investigated and campaigned about  Satanist Ritual Abuse in the U.K. for the last 25 years. His tireless work has led to numerous meetings at the House of Commons on these specific issues.

Dr Rainer Hermann Kurz 

Dr Kurz is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in assessment technology for over 25 years. He has authored more than 100 papers and articles. A member of the British Psychological Society (among several other prestigious organisations) he is the Science and Practice Strategy Convenor (Occupational Psychology) and Consultant Editor for the Psychometric Testing Centre.

DCI Catriona Henderson is serving Detective Chief Inspector within Police Scotland’s Specialist Crime Division

DI Kerr Duncan is a serving Detective Inspector within Police Scotland’s Specialist Crime Division