Paul Soames

Paul has been an active member of IPA for a number of years now. He started his career working across different youth work settings and then moved on to work for 15 years at Adventure Playgrounds. After training as a social worker, he went on to work in a number of different roles within the voluntary sector, most recently as Deputy Chief Executive of Contact a Family. Paul’s entire career has been focused on working with families who have children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. He is currently Chair of the Lady Allen Trust. He was awarded an OBE in 2017 for his services to children and families. He is co-author (with Allan Sutherland) of ‘Adventure Play with Handicapped Children (Human Horizons).


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