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Founder and Director, Praesidio Safeguarding 2018-present. Praesidio is an independent safeguarding agency which delivers strategic advice, research training and investigations. (See www.praesidiosafeguarding.co.uk for more information).  Prior to setting up Praesidio Safeguarding, Zoe was the Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection at CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) at the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) between 2009 and 2017. In this role, she led the child protection teams, and managed complex abuse investigations both online and offline. Zoe also led CEOP’s national research panel as well as the National Crime Agency’s Protect board which was responsible for collaborations across industry, policing, education and the voluntary sector to reduce the threat posed to children from child sexual exploitation. Before joining CEOP/NCA Zoe was the lead policy adviser for the NSPCC for child sexual abuse and exploitation and led for the NSPCC on online safety. Zoe has a PhD in Criminology and social policy.