I joined The Fostering Foundation in 2007 as the Regional Director for the Bristol office. In October 2015 I was appointed to post of Director of Social Care with responsibilities for quality assurance, policy development and strategic planning.
Since qualifying as a social worker over 30 years ago I have worked with children and families in different settings including fostering and adoption, child protection and children in care teams, and a substance misuse project for young people. For eight years I was a training and development officer in the local authority, working closely with University social work departments developing student placements and post qualifying training opportunities for social workers. Alongside paid work I have been a school governor and worked with a number of agencies in the voluntary sector. I am committed to developing services which offer children and young people the opportunity to achieve their potential, and to become happy, responsible and valued members of society.