Eileen is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in independent clinical practice. She works as an Expert Witness in both Family and Criminal proceedings assessing children and families where abuse is known or suspected. Her work with child maltreatment started in 1980 when she joined Dr Arnon Bentovim’s child sexual abuse team in Great Ormond Street Hospital. Eileen set up the first UK community based assessment and treatment team for convicted adult sex offenders in 1987 followed by a specialist, community based team for children and young people showing sexually harmful behaviour in 1988. Over the last 35 years, she has contributed to many government consultations in relation to child welfare. She has published, researched and lectured extensively in the field of child maltreatment both nationally and internationally. Eileen is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Child Health and a Visiting Professor at New York University, London. In 2011 she was awarded the CBE for ‘services to children and young people’.