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Tony Clifford

Trustee - Attachment Research Community

Tony has 38 years’ experience of working with young people in education, including as Virtual Head teacher for Children in Care and a headteacher and senior leader in secondary mainstream and special schools. He is a former Ofsted Inspector.

Tony has contributed to national policy and practice for children in care and mental health as vice chair of NAVSH and through expert advice to DfE, NICE and SCIE.

He is a founder trustee of the Attachment Research Community – www.the-arc.org.uk – which supports schools to understand attachment and trauma.

He is a founder of ‘The House Project’ funded by the DfE to support Care Leavers to successful independence www.thehouseproject.org