Governance at Amaze

The role of our Trustees

The role of Amaze’s Board of Trustees is to provide strategic direction, ensuring that the organisation’s strategy delivers on our charitable aims and objectives.  Our Trustees oversee the goals we set and ensure we’re making progress towards them. They also ensure we function within the legal, charitable and financial requirements set by statutory and regulatory authorities and that key organisational policies are in place and implemented. This helps ensure Amaze is financially secure, well-run and delivers on all its responsibilities to families, partners, funders, staff and volunteers. 

Trustees meet regularly to review our performance and risks, discuss opportunities, and support the Senior Leadership Team at Amaze to implement our plans. 

Our Board has 10 members who all bring lived experience as either parent carers of children and young people with SEND or who are disabled themselves. Between them they have a wide range of experience in strategic management, SEND, education, health, care and other areas.

Our Trustees:

  • Daniel Barfoot  
  • Shelley Bennett 
  • Sally Benson 
  • Diana Boyd – Chair 
  • Siobhan Cox 
  • Eliph Hadert 
  • Moe Hamdhaidari  
  • Fungai Murau 
  • Debby Norris 
  • Alison Plant 

Accountability and transparency

Amaze is committed to accounting for its actions and performance in an open and transparent manner. We publish information about how we perform, what we spend and how we are governed, so that anyone who has an interest in our work can find out about the services we provide and our effectiveness. 

We publish our Strategic Plan and an annual Impact Report about our impact and activities on our website each year. We also publish our Audited Accounts .

In addition, copies of our main policies and procedures are available here


Amaze is a Company Limited by Guarantee (no: 3818021) and a Registered Charity (no: 1078094).  We are registered and regulated by: 

If you have any questions about Amaze’s governance, email [email protected] 

If you have a comment, compliment or complaint about the way Amaze is run, please use the feedback form on our Contact us page.