Catriona Moore has a background in policy and communications and has worked for a number of health and social care organisations. She has also served as an elected councillor in a London borough and a school governor, and was for a short period a trustee of Reverse Rett.
When her younger daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2009 shortly before her second birthday, Catriona found herself dealing in practice with things she’d previously thought she understood in principle.
She juggles her work as policy officer for a national disability charity with caring and advocating for her daughter. She is passionate about improving the lives of disabled children and their families, and making the systems that should support them work more transparently and equitably.
Catriona's posts on SNJ
- Join the SNJ Squad as a “Patron” and get exclusive content!Running SNJ takes time and money. As volunteers, we don't mind spending time making the site as useful as possible,…Continue reading »
- MPs call on the government to act quickly on home education registerThe number of children – including children with SEND – who are home educated by their parents’ choice, has increased…Continue reading »
- SEND Inquiry report Part 2: No more reviews, it’s time to ACTThis is the second part in our SEND Inquiry report coverage. See Part one from Matt Keer here It has…Continue reading »
- SEND Review: A game-changer or playing politics with vulnerable children?While the biggest political and constitutional crisis that anyone can remember rages all around us, ministers resign, MPs are purged…Continue reading »
- First-time minister given one of the toughest jobs in government: Fixing the #SENDcrisisThe last week has brought a succession of big changes at all levels of government. The appointment of a new…Continue reading »
- SEND success is a journey, apparently, one with no end in sight“It’s a journey.” That’s what SEND minister Nadhim Zahawi said, repeatedly, at the final hearing of the House of Commons…Continue reading »
- Poor leadership and SEND law ignorance fails disabled childrenAnyone who has had to grapple with the SEND system to get their child’s needs acknowledged and met knows that…Continue reading »
- My “control freak’s guide” for my disabled daughter’s dignity and care in hospitalThe thing that worries me most about my disabled daughter as she gets older is who will understand her. Who…Continue reading »
- Partnering with clinicians to reverse Rett, my daughter’s rare disease“Did you say ‘Retz Syndrome’? How do you spell it?” These were the questions I asked the neurologist who speculated…Continue reading »
- Fighting for my disabled child’s right to summer funTania's note: Today we're welcoming a new columnist to SNJ, Catriona Moore. Catriona is the parent of a child with…Continue reading »