UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online.

UKCCIS achievements include:

UKCCIS Board members

  • Julian Ashworth, Chief Strategy Officer, BT
  • Alex Birtles, Head of External Communications, TalkTalk
  • Daniel Butler, Head of Public Affairs, Virgin Media
  • John Carr, Secretary, CHIS
  • David Cooke, Director, BBFC
  • Jonny Gwynne, CEO, CEOP
  • Will Gardner, CEO, Safer Internet Centre
  • Naomi Gummer, Public Policy Manager, Google
  • Susie Hargreaves, CEO, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
  • Lindsay Harvey, Welsh Assembly
  • Nicola Hodson, Director of Marketing and Operations, Microsoft
  • Aleyne Johnson, Head of Government Relations, Samsung
  • Adam Kinsley, Director of Policy, Sky, BskyB,
  • Peter Liver, Director of Childline, NSPCC
  • Sonia Livingstone, Professor, LSE
  • Eilis McDaniel, Northern Ireland Executive
  • Dave Miles, Director, FOSI
  • Simon Milner, Director of Policy UK and Ireland, Facebook
  • Tink Palmer, CEO Marie Collins Foundation,
  • Claudio Pollack, Director Consumer Group, Ofcom
  • Phil Raines, Head of Child Protection, Scottish Executive
  • Cindy Rose, Managing Director, Consumer Division, Vodafone
  • Vicki Shotbolt, CEO, Parentzone
  • Jo Twist, CEO, UKIE
  • Andrew Uden, Head of Product Development, UK and Central Europe, Tesco

Appointment process

When vacancies arise, board members and other appropriate organisations are invited to make nominations, except in the case of government officials who are nominated by their departments.

The final decision about who is appointed to the board is made by the joint ministerial chairs.

Executive Board

The UKCCIS Executive Board oversees the whole of the Council. It is responsible for identifying priority areas of work, and sets the strategic direction for UKCCIS.

Read the Executive Board’s terms of reference (PDF, 147KB, 4 pages) .

The Board meets on a quarterly basis and is chaired jointly by Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims, and Ed Vaizey, MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy.

UKCCIS Board meeting notes