Meet the Team at Breaking Barriers


Steph Sherratt

My name is Steph Sherratt and I am Mum to 2 children, the eldest of which was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old.

I have 18 years experience as a parent of a disabled child and 14 years experience of working with children, young people and adults who have social / communication requirements. I have an NVQ3 in child care and development which includes a module on SEN children.

It is my firm belief that there is a place in society for all of us and we all have our own unique talents and qualities which should be celebrated and embraced.

Diversity and difference are positive things and by raising awareness and effectively challenging the barriers to inclusion faced by our children I hope to make a real difference to the lives of families just like mine.


Jacqui Byland

Hi my name is Jacqui Byland, parent of a Disabled Child. I have substantial experience in the field of Inclusion, play and childcare. Over the last 33 years I have worked directly with children / young people through to managing play workers, play leaders & volunteers.

I am a qualified adult teacher, D32/D33 NVQ assessor certificates. I am also qualified in British Sign Language level 1 & 2, Sign Supported English level 1, 2 & 3 and British Deaf Association level Foundation A & B.

I have worked as a Regional and National Officer for KIDS NDD charity, this enabled me to work at a strategic level to assist in the process of change towards inclusive ethos with local authorities.

I am passionate about the rights and choices for disabled children and young people to ensure accessibility to play, childcare, education, health and leisure possibilities.

Help fund our vital work. You can donate directly to us online!