Baroness Beverley Hughes
The Right Honourable Baroness Beverley Hughes of Stretford began her professional career as a probation officer, becoming Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Manchester. She was also a local councillor and Leader of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. In 1997 she was elected Labour Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston and held a number of Ministerial positions with responsibilities for Local Government; Prisons, Probation and Youth Justice; Immigration and Counter-Terrorism. From 2005 she held the cross-government Cabinet level post as Minister of State for Children and Families, and from2007 was also Minister of State for the North West of England. She retired as Member of Parliament in 2010 when she was appointed a Life Peer in the House of Lords where she is Shadow Minister for Education, Children and Families.
It is vital that children with ADHD get the support they need. I am delighted to be associated with the UK ADHD Partnership which is doing so much to raise awareness and improve services for children and their families.
'It is vital that children with ADHD get the support they need'