Andrew leads our work on improving how the health system meets the needs of disabled children and young people.
He oversees our role our as Strategic Partner to NHS England’s Children and Young People’s Learning Disability and Autism Programme, delivering projects to support the STOMP-STAMP campaign, understand factors that increase the risk admission to mental health inpatient units and supporting the national implementation of the Keyworking Programme.
Andrew initially joined CDC in 2011 and has been integral to expanding the team’s programme of work on multi-agency support for children with special educational needs and Disability. He also delivered research projects on effective commissioning, children's rights when using NHS services and the different ways children, parents and services understood successful outcomes.
In between 2 period at CDC, Andrew was Associate Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the NSPCC where he lead the organisations work to improve mental health support for babies and parents in the early years, strengthen the children's social care system and successfully campaigned to close the legal loophole that left young people at risk of grooming and abuse in extra-ci and recreational activities.