Supervising Social Worker

Kelly – Supervising Social Worker Hi my name is Kelly, I recently joined UK Fostering in July 2019 as a supervising social worker as part of the UK Fostering North East team. I qualified as a social worker in 2014 at the university of Northumbria. Prior to my degree I worked as a nursery officer…

Care Leaver Advisor

Rhiannon – Care Leaver Advisor My name is Rhiannon Blomley and I am in my third and final year studying Criminology and Sociology at The University of Nottingham. I have been a care leaver since the age of 17 and had previously been in care from the ages of 7-17. I mainly support myself at…

Care Leaver, Trainer and Fostering Consultant to UK Fostering

Nick – Care Leaver, Trainer and Fostering Consultant to UK Fostering I went into foster care when I was 13 years old and stayed with my foster carers for 9 years. I suffered 3 years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of a family member. When I went into foster care I…

Consultant Therapist

Trudy – Consultant Therapist Trudy Darien consultant and founder of Acacia Consultancy has worked in the care profession with looked after children and young people for over 20 years. Trudy has managed and set up children’s homes in a consultancy capacity, and developed a training programme which gives practitioners an insight into Therapeutic Child Care…

Consultant and Trainer

Shaffiq – Consultant and Trainer Shaffiq Din is a Muslim chaplain working at Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service since 2003. He has a wealth of experience working within and alongside Muslim communities and offers consultancy and training to organisations who would like to better engage with Muslim clients, staff, families and societies. Previously Shaffiq…

Administrator

Julienne – Administrator Julienne has a varied background having starting her working life in the travel and leisure industry and moving in to, sales, customer service, export and the 3rd sector, many of these in an administrative environment. Julienne joined the team in 2014 in an administrative role to undertake the statutory checks for applicants…

Placement & Recruitment Officer

Sharon – Placement & Recruitment Officer I started with UK Fostering in August 2016 as a Placement and Recruitment Officer for the South East area, before this I worked within the education sector, providing education to young people from 16-24 years old. I have 14 years’ experience of working and interacting with young people to…

Senior Recruitment Officer

Lynsey – Senior Recruitment Officer Lynsey has over 10 years’ experience within the fostering sector. She has previously worked in a Local Authority Placement Team matching foster and residential placements in-house and with the independence sector. She has also lead a Referrals Team within the independent sector, as well as supporting people to consider becoming…

Senior Placement & Recruitment Officer

Sarah – Senior Placement & Recruitment Officer Sarah has joined UK fostering as a Senior Placement & Recruitment Officer, primarily responsible for placements in the Midlands and North East region. Sarah has worked in the fostering sector for around 10 years in various roles in a number of different fostering agencies both large and small.…

Supervising Social Worker

Febene – Supervising Social Worker Hi my name is Febene Yemane. I am a newly qualified social worker. I completed my master’s degree in social work in 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The course included two statutory placements in Adult Mental Health and C&F services specialising in working with families who have No Recourse…