Mark Arnold (The Additional Needs Blogfather) is the Chief Operating Officer for Urban Saints, a leading national children’s and youth organisation, as well Additional Needs Ministry Director for their pioneering additional needs programme.

He is co-founder of the ‘Additional Needs Alliance’, a learning and support community of approaching a thousand organisations, children’s & youth workers, parents and more who are passionate about inclusion and belonging in the UK and beyond.

He is a ‘Churches for All’ partner, a member of both the ‘Council for Disabled Children’ and the ‘Living Fully Network’, and serves on the executive for ‘Children Matter!’

Mark is dad to James, a 14-year-old with ASD and learning difficulties.