Sam is a registered social worker with 25 years of extensive experience working in regulation, health and social care as a field worker, commissioner and provider. She has an MSc in the regulation of health & social care. Sam is currently doing consultancy work for In Control, NHS England, NDTi and NEW Devon CCG. She spent the previous four years working with NEW Devon CCG on a project carrying out person-centred planning with people with learning disabilities detained in Assessment & Treatment Units and then providing bespoke services for them on return to their local communities. This also involved transforming commissioning processes. This project has gained national recognition. Before this Sam was part of the Change team in Cornwall who transformed health and social care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour post the Budock Hospital scandal. She also managed the NHS campus re-provision in Bournemouth for B&P PCT. Sam has extensive knowledge and skills in the provision of community based services for people who have labels of mental health needs and challenging behaviour. Sam has extensive experience of quality assurance systems development. She is also very passionate about involving people and families in developing their services. Sam is an advisor to Cornwall People First, a Director of the Association for Quality Checkers, a Fellow of the Centre for Welfare Reform, a columnist for Learning Disability Today, writes for several journals and is a Trustee for a small local housing charity for people with learning disabilities.