Team Manager

Michael – Team Manager Hi, my name is Michael and I first qualified as a social worker in 1996. Since then I have worked with children and families in the community and have managed several teams, working in both fostering and adoption. This has included managing within local authorities and agencies both in the UK…

Team Manager

Kola – Team Manager Kola Singh qualified in social work in 1991 and subsequently worked in Child Protection for several years with Liverpool Social Services where he remained for around 11 years. During his latter years with this Local Authority ( LA ) he transferred to the Fostering & Adoption team until he joined Barnardos…

Quality Assurance Officer

Bee – Quality Assurance Officer Hello, I’m Bee. I am an experienced administrator with 6 years experience as a Placements Officer with an Independent Fostering Agency. Alongside my placements role I supported carers with their administration. This included training, one to one sessions and group training… as well as any other format which was useful…

Senior Practitioner

Charlotte – Senior Practitioner Charlotte graduated from Sheffield Hallam University as a Social Worker in 2013 and had previously always worked within health and social care settings with children and adults, including; Safeguarding in a specialist school for children with learning disabilities transitioning to adulthood, elderly residential homes and Children’s Residential Homes. Charlotte joined the…

Senior Practitioner

Ashley – Senior Social Worker Hi, my name is Ashley I qualified as a social worker in 2010 and for the last 10 years have worked within the fostering and adoption service for a large local authority in the North. Prior to qualifying I spent several years as a volunteer play worker supporting children with…

Senior Social Worker

Claire – Senior Social Worker Claire joined UK Fostering as a Senior Social Worker in April 2019. Claire studied for a degree in Social Policy from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Social Work from the University of Leicester. Prior to joining UK Fostering Claire worked in Child Protection, Emergency Duty and the…

Senior Social Worker

Marissa – Senior Social Worker Hello, my name is Marissa. I am a senior social worker at UK Fostering since December 2021. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2016. My practice placements were at a school, a senior residential facility, a children’s home and a government…

Senior Social Worker

Adele – Senior Social Worker Hello, I’m Adele and I joined UK Fostering in December 2021. I qualified as a social worker in 2005 and initially worked within local authority safeguarding teams. I began working in fostering in 2008 and since this time I have worked within local authority teams and independent fostering agencies, assessing…

Senior Social Worker

Shareen – Senior Social Worker Hi! My name is Shareen and I joined UK Fostering’s NW team in March 2022. I qualified with an MA in Social Work in 2006 and have almost 20 years of experience working in the field – that sounds so long saying it out aloud! Prior to qualifying I worked…

Supervising Social Worker

Shahida – Supervising Social Worker Hello, I’m Shahida, and I joined the Midlands team of UK Fostering in October 2021. I completed a Diploma in Social Work and Social Studies in 1999, before going on to study for a BSc in Social Work at Birmingham City University. I have over 15 years of experience as…