Carey Oppenheim

Carey is the highly respected outgoing Chief Executive of The Early Intervention Foundation, a charity and one of the Government’s ‘What Works Centres’ focused on evidence and advice about early intervention for children and young people. Previously Carey was Co-Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research and a Special Adviser in the No 10 Policy Unit between 2000 and 2005, focussing on improving children and families’ lives, before turning to practice teaching history and politics in a large inner-city secondary school. Carey currently sits on the UK Advisory Board for Save the Children. An expert in social inclusion, Carey was drawn to NCT because of her shared belief in the importance of the first 1,000 days, and wants to support NCT to extend its reach into communities where parents really need our support but don’t yet have access to it.