Andrew has re-joined CDC to support our work on strengthening support and protections for autistic children and young people and those with learning disabilities who are at risk of admission to mental health inpatient units.
Andrew initially joined CDC in 2011, he worked on improving the framework for multi-agency support for children with special educational needs, particularly focused on the role of the health service and Designated Clinical and Medical Officers. 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 his roles at CDC, Andrew was Associate Head of Policy and Public Affairs. 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 improve protections for children and young people from abuse in schools and recreational activities.