We were delighted to welcome Steve Broach to Talk about Autism for a live online Q & A on Wednesday 15 June.
Steve is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specialising in public law and human rights. Steve has a particular interest in the law relating to disabled children and their families and is co-author of Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook (Legal Action Group, October 2010) and Children in Need: Local Authority Support for Children and Families (Legal Action Group, April 2011).
Prior to becoming a barrister in 2008, Steve held a number of senior voluntary sector roles. Steve was Head of Policy and Campaigns at the National Autistic Society and Head of Public Affairs at TreeHouse (now Ambitious about Autism), the national charity for autism education. Most recently Steve was Campaign Manager for the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign.
Steve is currently Chair of AbleChild Africa, a UK-based NGO working with organisations promoting the rights of disabled children and their families across Africa. Steve also chairs the School Exclusions Project at BPP Law School, providing volunteer student representatives to support families at school exclusions hearings.
To order a copy of Steve's book, Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook, which he co-authored with Luke Clements and Janet Read, which is published by Legal Action Group, visit the LAG website.