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,…

Specialist Teacher of the Deaf

Sandra Fishburn-Parkin is a qualified and experienced Teacher of the Deaf. Based in the North East, she has worked in various settings in primary schools for over 23 years. Her direct work with children includes a variety of aspects such as aiding communication between the deaf child and carers, communicating concerns and worries, programmes to…

Clinical Psychologist, External Consultant

Dr Satbinder Kaur is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the field of psychological assessment and therapy with children and adults since 2004. Satbinder’s passion for working with Children in Care stems from a career for the last 20 years in a variety of roles with children and young people in the care…

Counsellor and Supervisor

Lorraine Langridge is an integrative counsellor and supervisor with many years experience working with children, teenagers, adults and couples. This includes CBT, client centred therapy, filial therapy and psychodynamic counselling. As is very relevant during the pandemic, she is also qualified to provide counselling via telephone or a video link such as Zoom. This has…

Specialist Social Worker for Children with Disability

Amanda works with a person-centred approach on a holistic level, and multi-disciplinary working is an important aspect of her work. She supports children and young people placed with UK Fostering in various ways, for example by enhancing the understanding and knowledge of a foster carer or social worker in relation to a child, or by…

Supervising Social Worker

Steff  – Supervising Social Worker Hi. My name is Steff I am an experienced supervising social worker covering the Eastern Region.  I have worked in a variety of settings, both in the statutory and private sector, since qualifying in 2011 (MASW). This experience, coupled with my previous role as a family support worker and degree…

Business Development Manager

Sandra – Business Development Manager Before joining UK Fostering, Sandra had worked in London for 27 years, obtaining a wealth of admin exposure and spent 18 years within a Private Equity company. Sandra’s role, during that time, covered many aspects of the daily running of the business; from compliance, company secretarial, IT, mentoring, investor relations…

Supervising Social Worker

Kelly – Supervising Social Worker Hi my name is Kelly, I joined UK Fostering in July 2019 as a supervising social worker as part of the UK Fostering North East team and have recently been promoted to a senior supervising social worker. I qualified as a social worker in 2014 from the University of Northumbria.…

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…