Freda McEwen is a single parent with two children, one aged 18 and one aged 20 with autism. She lives in London and worked for the Metropolitan Police Service for 11 years. She has a degree in Law LLB from West London University and a master’s degree in Law (LLM) from Southbank University. She is currently self-employed with the social services and formed an NGO for supporting carers. She is also a published author.