Fostering Manager

Michael – Fostering 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…

Fostering Manager

Kola – Fostering 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…

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…

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…

Sinead

Team Manager South-east

Sinead – Team Manager South-east Sinead has a wealth of experience in the fostering sector and joined the UK Fostering South East team in July 2023 as Team Manager.  Sinead has worked for the past 6 years within the fostering sector having worked for both an IFA and London based Local Authority as an SSW…

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…

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…

Specialist in special education needs (SEN)

Reah Coo – Specialist in special education needs (SEN) Reah Coo has over 12 years teaching and leadership experience as a specialist in special education needs (SEN). She has worked in a variety of provisions, across the UK, including Further Education College, mainstream secondary and a specialist school for children and young people with social,…

Leaving Care Advisor

Amie McArdle – Leaving Care Advisor My name is Amie McArdle, and I am a senior nursing assistant for the NHS in my local A&E department. I started my journey with UK Fostering as a Panel Member, helping to approve potential carers.  Moving into independence at a young age can be very scary. Budgets, opening accounts,…