LH Assessments Ltd.

PO Box 6957 Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 9AD

Tel: 07760 112985 Email: lyndon@lhassessments.com

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LyndonPERSONAL DETAILS

Lyndon is 58 years old. He is married and has two daughters.

QUALIFICATIONS

Lyndon graduated from Loughborough University in 1980 with an honours degree in Sociology with Social Psychology. In 1995, he achieved the Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work having studied at Birmingham University for two years. Lyndon is a registered Social Worker. His Health & Care Professions Council Registration number is SW27357. Lyndon is an accredited ‘expert witness’ and has been a member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses since 2005.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lyndon has 36 years’ experience of working with sexual and violent offenders within the Criminal Justice System. He worked for HM Prison Service between 1981 and 1993. Lyndon then trained as a Probation Officer between 1993 and 1995, working for the West Midlands Probation Service. As a qualified Probation Officer, Lyndon worked in Bedfordshire between 1995 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2011 Lyndon worked as a Child Protection Professional for the NSPCC in Derbyshire (Dove Project). Since 2012 he has worked for the NSPCC (part time) in Nottingham, assessing the risks posed to children by sex offenders who are not currently in the criminal justice system (including alleged abusers and those with historic convictions). He also facilitates the new ‘Women As Protectors’ Programme (this groupwork programme supports women who are the partners of sexual offenders but it also enhances their ‘ability to protect’ their children by raising their awareness of risk issues and enabling them to make better-informed decisions about their futures).  

EXPERIENCE OF WORKING IN THE FIELD OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Lyndon has facilitated both group and individual treatment for sexual offenders for many years, both in custody and in the community. Between 2002 and 2011 he facilitated the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme (C-SOGP, accredited by the Ministry of Justice) and was also a Treatment Manager with responsibility for delivery of all sex offender treatment programmes within Derbyshire. He has 15 years (over 2,000 groupwork hours) experience of cognitive-behavioural groupwork for sexual offenders. Lyndon was also accredited to deliver the Internet Sex Offender Treatment programme (i-SOTP) and the Better Lives & Relapse Prevention Programme.

Lyndon has also been trained in the risk assessment of both convicted and alleged sexual offenders and, more recently, has undergone training in the assessment of domestic violence risk, general violence risk, stalking, psychopathy and general personality. Additionally, he has been trained to assess the non-abusing partner’s ‘ability to protect’ children from potential abusers in familial contexts. He has received substantial, relevant and up-to-date training from, among others, Dr. David Thornton, Prof. Tony Beech, Dr. Dawn Fisher, Dr Ruth Mann, Dr Laura Richards, Prof. Don Grubin, Prof. Stephen Hart, Dr. Douglas Boer, Dr. Randall Kropp, Calvin Bell, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, WillisPalmer and the NSPCC. Over the last 20 years Lyndon has undertaken numerous specialised training courses that have led to certification in the competent use of the following risk assessment tools/methods: Risk Matrix 2000, FACS, RSVP, SVR 20, HCR 20, SARN, ERASOR, SARA, B-SAFER, DVRAG/ODARA, DVRAF, DASH, SAM, ARMS, PCL–R and NEO PI-R.

Lyndon is experienced at preparing risk assessment reports on adult sexual or violent offenders for the Courts, Children's Social Care Departments, Solicitors and other agencies, e.g. Local Education Authorities, Sports Governing Bodies, Churches, etc. He is also able to undertake risk assessments on adolescent sex offenders, aged 12 – 18 years, using the ERASOR 2001 tool. He has much experience of the Child Protection System and has contributed to the multi-agency assessment and management of risk posed by sexual and other dangerous offenders in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. He has experience, for example, of sitting on Derbyshire's Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) for many years.

During 2010-11 he was selected by the Ministry of Justice (National Offender Management Service) to be part of the specialist team that undertook a comprehensive revision of the suite of sex offender treatment programmes delivered in the UK by the Prison and Probation Services.

April 2017