Claire is a specialist in children’s services, particularly commissioning for children and young people with SEN, disabilities and those in care.
‘I have spent over 20 years in local, regional and central government working in the interest of vulnerable children and young people. I am passionate about partnership working and have worked extensively with local authorities and their partners to support the sector to share practice and improve services.
Most recently I have been working as Regional Lead for the Commissioning Support Programme in the East of England and latterly also in the East Midlands. I believe that effective commissioning can dramatically improve operational and strategic service delivery leading to improved outcomes for children, young people and families. I am now working extensively with local areas wishing to develop co-production and the personalisation agenda.
I am an ILM qualified executive coach.’