With a background in youth work and community development, Maddy has worked for a number of years with young people in the youth offending system and with children who were at risk of child sexual exploitation, delivering high-quality contemporary dance projects as an alternative education provision. Over the last 5 years, Maddy worked as Field Manager for the leading humanitarian organisation in Northern France, supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Calais and Dunkirk, with a focus on advocacy efforts supporting unaccompanied children. Maddy’s role as a carer in Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust’s first children’s home has built on skills developed in rapidly changing environments. She believes strongly in using creative and imaginative play as a tool for transformative justice. Her work to date has shown that system change begins with person-centred, holistic care and the determination of committed organisations and individuals.