Christine Lenehan

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"Christine is Director of the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) a strategic partner to the Department for Education on Special Educational Needs and Disability.

"In January 2009, Christine was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her work with disabled children and their families over 30 years. As Director of CDC and board member of the Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) campaign, Christine has been at the vanguard of her field - raising the policy profile of disabled children and young people.

"Christine has worked as a social worker in residential and fieldwork settings and for voluntary and statutory agencies. Christine was a member of the expert working group on the Children’s National Service Framework module on disabled children and was responsible for the development of its consultation programme. She also sat on the advisory group for the publication ‘Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People’, issued by the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in January 2005.

"Christine has also held several strategic roles including as a member of the Stakeholders Group looking at implementing Every Child Matters, the Ministerial Implementation Group for Implementing Aiming High for Disabled Children and the Programme Board overseeing Aiming High for Disabled Children.

"In January 2012, Christine was appointed co-Chair of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum to inform the work of the Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Strategy."[1]


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  1. Healthwatch England Committee, organizational web page, accessed March 23, 2013.