Head of Education at Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
Helen has worked extensively in child protection and the internet safety arena both in the UK and the developing world. With a background in teaching and youth work she joined Childnet International in 2003 to manage their education and outreach programmes before being seconded to the National Crime Squad in 2005. Here, she led on developing an Education programme for the Virtual Global Taskforce and the creation of CEOP’s ThinkUknow agenda.
Helen now heads up CEOP’s Children and Young People’s department, creating new and award winning programmes for young people, parents, educators and professionals using intelligence from national and international cases. To date over 7 million children nationwide have seen the ThinkUknow programme and over 60,000 professionals are engaged with its roll out. Helen also sits on the UKCCIS Public Awareness group and speaks nationally and internationally on protecting children online.