Matthew Dodd

Principal Education Policy Officer

Matthew currently leads on our work on supporting young people with special educational needs in custody. He has been at CDC for seven years and in that time has applied his extensive policy experience to work on nine pieces of legislation including the Children and Families Act 2014.

He lends his wealth of knowledge in this area by giving policy support to the Special Educational Needs Consortium (SEC), being instrumental in SEC’s recent work in creating a new inspection framework for SEN and disability.

He likes getting out and about with CDC and enjoys visiting parts of the country he wouldn’t see otherwise. Matthew is passionate about working with professionals to put policy and legislation into practice and is committed to the belief that the best national policies are only ever as good as how they are implemented locally.