Julie – Regional Director South East
Hello my name is Julie and I have worked and built up a wealth of experience working with children. Starting as an advocate for children whose parents were going through divorce and separation, to then qualifying as a nursery manager and then as a foster carer for the local authority. I am a mother to two (and a few more as a foster mum 😊). I have developed specialist knowledge of looked after children and foster care working in statutory, voluntary, and independent environments enhancing my passion for working with children. As well as being a competent Social Worker, Practice Educator, Reviewing Officer and Assessor (PAMs trained), I have worked in management roles, provided effective supervision, training, support and guidance to colleagues and other professionals. I have undertaken extensive training involving a therapeutic approach to the support I offer to others and am a Mental Health First Aider for adults and children. I’m proactive in my approach and joined UK Fostering in 2019 becoming the Regional Head of Services in London and the South East in 2021.