Sally has 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector building services that uphold the rights of children and young people with additional support needs and their families. She joins Inspiring Scotland after 15 years at Children in Scotland where she managed its national additional support for learning services and used their evidence to campaign for change and improvement. Sally brings a breadth of knowledge of policy related to disability and children’s services and of working alongside partners to support policy and practice development.
Sally is passionate about supporting the communication needs of individuals having started her career as a member of the care staff team at a deaf school and going on to study Deaf culture.
Sally is also a trustee for Flexible Childcare Services Scotland and Chair of her local Scout Group.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More