Caroline Coady

Assistant Director: Social Care

Caroline is an Assistant Director at CDC where she is responsible for Partnerships and Social Care.  

She is a key player in ensuring the success of CDC’s social care training programmes which look at the links between recent changes in SEND legislation and supporting young people as they prepare for adulthood. 

For several years, Caroline was the Director of a community interest company that she set up to support young people with autism to engage in outdoor adventure activities. She also has an NVQ 5 in Leadership and Management in health and social care services for children and young people, and she was previously the CQC registered manager of a short break outreach service in a Local Authority.  Caroline has volunteered and worked with disabled children and young people since she was 16 and continues to support a family during her spare time.  

Her experience of supporting families to navigate existing support systems has allowed her to see how challenging this system can be both for families and the professionals working within it. Caroline is passionate about using her wealth of experience to change and improve outcomes for children and young people.

When she’s not organising CDC karaoke team-building evenings, Caroline travels around the world. The most countries she visited in one year was 12!