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Alan Earl
Harm Reduction and Police officer
South West Grid for Learning and Avon and Somerset Police

Alan is a police officer currently on secondment to the South West Grid for Learning from the Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s Internet Child Abuse Team. Alan’s secondment is looking at strengthening the collaboration between the law enforcement agencies and Local Authorities across the South West for the safeguarding of children in online environments. He is a member of the CEOP Education Advisory Board and was Childrens Champion of the Year in 2007.

Working with police, education, health, fostering and adoption agencies and other public and private agencies Alan has developed his knowledge and presentations to promote a wide and balanced view of online safety and protection in both the adult and child worlds. His unique position has led to Alan presenting at conferences as far afield as Singapore, Africa and parts of Europe.

Alan has also served with the police in Bermuda. With years of experience of intelligence work, his current role concentrates on dangerous and paedophile offenders. Continued work within the Police and working in schools regularly with all ages of children allows Alan to offer real and practical advice on the current issues and challenges the Internet offers along with the real positives.