Associate Head of Policy & Public Affairs, NSPCC
Associate Head of Policy & Public Affairs
Abi leads the NSPCC’s policy work on child protection and children’s social care. This has included leading the NSPCC’s response to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and the Government’s subsequent reform programme, Stable Homes, Built on Love. She is currently focussed particularly on policy work to improve reunification practice, exploring multi-agency responses to neglect and also lobbying work to increase children’s social care funding.
Abi started her career working as an assistant in a Sure Start Children’s Centre and then the local authority child protection assessment team at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. For the past decade she has worked in children’s and young people’s policy – first at Action for Children and then leading the policy and research team at youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. At Centrepoint, Abi worked extensively on influencing housing and homelessness policy for care leavers, including a successful campaign to raise the Local Housing Allowance for care leavers and homeless young people.