What does Generation CAN mean?

Our Aims

1. Celebrating remarkable individuals

We aim to celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday heroes: children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the adults who support them

2. Advancing child-centred team work

We aim to advance, encourage and influence local and national education, health and care communities by building social relationships between practitioners

3. Changing the perception of ability

We aim to help re-write common misperceptions about human skills and abilities

Our Mission

If you'd like to know more about the future of the charity, you can read about our hopes and thoughts here.

If you are inspired by what you read, let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

The Trustees

Hannah Moloney


Founder and visionary, Hannah is unswervingly passionate about improving educational opportunities for children with SEND. She is a full-time SENDCo and has worked in education for over a decade. An experienced senior leader, she currently oversees SEN provision at a 2-18 school in Worcestershire.

You can find out more about her here:


Lorraine Petersen OBE


Trustee for SEND Education, Lorraine has vast experience of national leadership in SEND provision. Pivotal in the development of the SEND Code of Practice (2014), she was Chief Executive of NASEN for several years before beginning her own SEND Education consultancy business.

You can find out more about her here:


Frances Browne


Our Treasurer, Frances is hugely passionate about helping to change the future of SEND. She is involved in several local and national groups, and we're delighted that she's part of Generation CAN, too. She is very compassionate to the challenges that people with disabilities face, both as a parent and through her wider personal experience. Frances is a trained and experienced bookkeeper. 

Our Charity Leads

Lead for Paediatric Healthcare


We are currently in the process of updating this information.

Lead for Social Care


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Kate Cox


Our lead for Social Media and Marketing, Kate Cox is also one half of Social Sense Media. Kate has previously worked in strategic marketing roles for brands such as Microsoft, Vodafone and Hewlett Packard and now runs her own digital marketing agency in Worcester. You can find out more about her company here:  www.socialsensemedia.com

Some of Our 2018 Sponsors


Heart of Worcestershire College

providing vocational, technical and professional courses and qualifications


Operation Diversity

empowering parents of children with SEND


The Foster Care Co-Operative

always putting children first