Hello my name is Shain and I am an Expert by Experience at Inclusion North
I have an autistic son and my late uncle had a learning disability.
I recently left Dimensions UK after 3 years representing families on the Board. I have been a school governor for 10 years and currently lead on Safeguarding and SEN. I previously worked at DHSC for 25 years leading on CAMHS, pandemic planning, clinical negligence and complaints, etc.
My Skills and Knowledge
I am good at writing different kinds of documents and I have done training in presentation skills and communication.
I know how to work as part of different teams and have a good understanding of MH services and education. I have experience of home educating my teenage son.
What is important to me
Fairness and justice.
I like to know what is needed from me.
It is important that everyone is listened to.
Consent in all areas is something that is very important to me.
What people say about me
I never stop fighting to make things better for people.
I am warm, kind and funny.
I am reliable.
I care about people.
I can read and understand a lot of information quickly.
I write clearly and persuasively.
Reading, photography, old films, swimming, baking and tricky jigsaws!
I am fascinated by science.
I enjoy travel, I have been to nearly 30 very different countries and I love spending time with family and friends, even if we are just hanging out!