Policy team

Our policy team blogs about issues children face and ways we can address those problems. Through parliamentary work they advocate for children who go missing, disabled children, young refugees and migrants, and fight childhood poverty and child sexual exploitation.
Michaela Neild

Michaela Neild, Public Affairs Assistant

From our Policy team

Michaela supported the policy team with our work in parliament. Prior to joining us she worked for a group of MPs in parliament and before that she was an elected officer in the National Union of Students. She left our organisation in late 2013.

James Bury

James Bury, Interim Public Affairs Manager

From our Policy team

James manages our work in parliament. Prior to joining us he worked for NSPCC in their corporate affairs team and before that he was a researcher in parliament.

Iryna Pona

Iryna Pona, Policy Adviser

From our Policy team

Iryna leads on runaways, child sexual exploitation and advocacy for looked after children policy.

Nadine Ibbetson

Nadine Ibbetson, Policy Officer

From our Policy team

Nadine worked on policy concerning young refugees, migrants and trafficking, as well as issues affecting young carers and care leavers.

Lynne Wooley

Lynne Wooley, Policy and Public Affairs Volunteer

From our Policy team

Lynne supported us across all areas of our work. She was on a three-month placement in late 2012 in the policy and public affairs team.

Zeina Whalley, Policy and Public Affairs Volunteer

From our Policy team

Zeina supported the Policy and Public Affairs team across all areas of our work in early and mid-2012.

Sam Royston

Sam Royston, Policy Adviser

From our Policy team

Sam is our expert on the UK benefit system and welfare reform. He leads on child poverty and early years policy work.

Ruby Peacock

Ruby Peacock, Policy and Parliamentary Assistant

From our Policy team

Ruby worked across all policy, public affairs and parliamentary work including briefing for ministers, MPs and peers, and organising our events.

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams, Policy Officer

From our Policy team

Natalie works on young runaways, child sexual exploitation and trafficking policy, as well as advocacy for looked-after children.

Ilona Pinter

Ilona Pinter, Policy Adviser

From our Policy team

Ilona leads on young refugees, migrant, traveller and trafficking policy and is co-chair of the Refugee Children's Consortium.

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