Helen trained as a social worker and it was in this role that she first encountered child to parent violence during the early 1980s. When the opportunity arose to pursue further study she was able to learn more about the difficulties facing families, and this work then led to the setting up of the website, Holes in the Wall, which now acts as an international knowledge and resource hub.

She has spent the last ten years devoting her time to raising awareness, encouraging networking and mutual support, speaking with the media and government, lobbying for a more joined-up and strategic response; and in writing a practice guide for all those who encounter this neglected issue whether in their personal or professional lives.

Helen is delighted to support Capa and the work they do, she is excited to bring her knowledge, experience and support to a flourishing CIC, who are making real change for the families they work with.