Barbara joined Adoption UK in September 2019, and the FASD Hub in 2020 however has been part of the FASD community since 2009. Barbara and her husband are parents to 2 adopted children who are reaching the early teenage years, one of whom has a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Barbara has a background working with children and families in statutory and Third Sector organisations, and recently completed a Masters in Childhood and Youth.