Hayley is a SEND campaigner and full time parent, with her husband Ben to their two sons Matthew and Connor. Prior to having children Hayley was a solicitor working for companies such as Google and Avis Budget Group.Hayley founded the Sutton EHCP Crisis campaign group after her son Matthew who is on the Autism Spectrum, was turned down for an EHC Assessment despite seven professionals all saying that he would need one. After making enquiries she realised this was a borough wide issue and so believed that they only way to resolve it would be to unite those struggling and speak with one large powerful voice. Hayley organised and presented at multiple meetings between local councillors, council officers, MPs and the group members to try to persuade those with responsibility to make the changes needed. Alongside this, she arranged for parents to get free legal advice to help them appeal decisions.
The campaign gathered large support and has been recognised and widely covered in the press including being spoken about at Prime Minister’s Questions.
Hayley continues to lead the campaign “I will not stop until changes are made and all children get the education that they are entitled to.”