Childnet and the National Crime Squad announce the secondment of one of Childnet’s Project Managers

Posted on 08 December 2005

Childnet International and the National Crime Squad are pleased to announce the secondment of one of Childnet’s Project Managers, Helen Penn, to the new Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for a 12 month period from 1st February 2006.

Helen has worked at Childnet for 3 years on various education and awareness projects including the award winning Kidsmart school’s outreach programme. Recently she managed the “Getting to Know IT All” secondary schools pilot initiative with the Virtual Global Taskforce and Microsoft which reached an estimated 50,000 young people. At the CEOP Centre she will continue to manage and expand this programme.

Stephen Carrick-Davies, Childnet’s Chief Executive says:

“We are delighted that Childnet will be working closely with the CEOP Centre through this secondment; ensuring that the experience gained over the last 10 years in communicating issues about internet safety to children, parents and teachers can be harnessed by the Centre in its harm reduction work.”

Jim Gamble, the Centre's Chief Executive designate says:

“This secondment is an excellent example of the strong partnership approach that the CEOP Centre will be taking. We have greatly appreciated Childnet’s work and their direct experience of working with young people and schools. The “Getting to Know IT All” programme will in future be managed from the Centre and we hope that more organisations will support our work and become partners in this effective schools' outreach programme.”

For more information contact Stephen Carrick-Davies at

[email protected]

For more information about CEOP - www.ceop.gov.uk

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