Management Consultant

Kola – Management Consultant 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…

Director / Responsible Individual

Amar Dhull – Director / Responsible Individual Amar has worked within the education, charity and Fostering sector for over 25 years. Amar has built and developed his own private school in India now educating over 1500 pupils and has followed this up by developing free schools for children in India via his charity (Ukindo) set…

CEO / Registered Manager

Urs Bielmann – CEO / Registered Manager Urs Bielmann is a founding Director of UK Fostering and has been working in the social work field for over 20 years. Urs is the Ofsted ‘Registered Manager’ and is based in the Head Office in Dartford. Urs Bielmann studied Social Pedagogy in Switzerland and managed a small…

Director - North East / Registered Manager for UK Fostering (NE)

Nicky Hudson – Director – North East / Registered Manager for UK Fostering (NE) Nicky Hudson qualified as a social worker in 1991. She obtained an MA is Child Protection Studies in July 1998. She is also a qualified NVQ assessor and practice assessor. Nicky was also a foster carer for 12years. She has worked…

Head of Placement & Recruitment

Tim McArdle – Head of Placement & Recruitment Tim has been working with children for 18 years. Whilst studying at university Tim started employment in the disability sector supporting and coordinating services for children with disabilities. Tim moved into the fostering sector in 2002 and helped develop an independent fostering service to a national level.…

Regional Head North West

Udi Aymer – Regional Head North West Udi Aymer has worked in the field of social care for 17 years. Since qualifying with a BA Hons Degree in Social Work in 2004, Udi has accumulated a wealth of experience working with children and families in various areas of the field such as; youth justice, fostering…

Regional Head Midlands

Becky Norris – Regional Head Becky Norris has a wealth of experience working in Children and Families settings dating back to 2001. She worked in residential children’s homes, as a children’s advocate, contact supervisor and as a senior social work assistant before qualifying with a Diploma in Social Work in 2004. Since then she has…

Fostering Manager - South East

Julie Kidd – Fostering Manager South East Hello, my name is Julie and I look forward to meeting with you. I have worked with children and their families for almost 30 years and have developed specialist knowledge of looked after children and foster care working in statutory, voluntary and independent environments.   This has enhanced my…

Assessment Manager

Sam Shayegan – Assessment Manager Hello, my name is Sam Shayegan. I have over 9 years’ experience working in multitude of settings within children’s social services, including Brief Solutions Intervention (Short-Term), Children in Need (Safeguarding), Children in Care, Fostering and Adoption, in both the public and private sectors. I have worked as a manager, for…

Manager Administration

Yuko Bielmann – Manager Administration Yuko has been with UK Fostering from the onset and has contributed in so many ways to the success of the organisation as the backbone of the administration. She oversees the assessment process of new carers in relation to statutory checks, references and quality assurance of the administrative elements of…