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Founder and Director of Praesidio Safeguarding 2018-present.  Prior to setting up Praesidio, Helen was the founding Head of Education and then the Head of Communications at the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command. In this role, she developed a national strategy for child internet safety and created an international education programme ( She also led on the Government’s harm reduction response to child sexual abuse online, producing materials and training courses nationwide for professionals and the public, including parents and carers of those at risk. Helen was one of the founding members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and a lead on the Home Office working group for internet safety. Praesidio continues to work at the heart of Government, industry and within social care and charities on policy, strategies and education programmes to safeguard the most vulnerable.