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Children and Younger People With Disabilities

Sam Sly

Sam Sly

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 ...

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Zoe Thompson

Zoe Thompson

I am a Mum to a teen with autism and his typical younger brother and together with my husband, we have set up our own special school for children with autism www.brightfuturesschool.co.uk.  Our school brings a new approach to autism education in that it seeks to help young people address the difficulties at the heart of autism.  We use the principles and practice of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) ...

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Julie Stansfield

Julie Stansfield

Julie is one of the founding members and chief executive of In Control. In Control is a national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution. Julie has over 25years experience in the health and social care sectors. Julie studied at Huddersfield university business, management and leadership with a strong particular focus on managing ...

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Nic Crosby

Nic Crosby

I have worked alongside young people since starting out as a worker at Kettlewell Youth Hostel in the Yorkshire Dales when I was 16, supporting children and young people funded by a Gingerbread group in Bradford, taking them climbing and down caves and generally having a good time! Work and life has been very varied since I finished college….working on an organic smallholding, painting pictures, taking NVQ’s ...

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Karen Askham

Karen Askham

Having worked with parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) since 2003, I have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how the SEND system works and how services operate.  With an excellent reputation of being a hands-on, local advocate of Children’s and Carers Rights I have a track record of going the extra mile to get the best results for families. For ...

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