Tim McArdle – Director of Placement & Recruitment

I have been working with children for over 20 years. Whilst studying at University, I started employment in the disability sector supporting and coordinating services for children with disabilities. I moved into the fostering sector in 2002 and helped develop an independent fostering service to a national level. I have been directly responsible for the placement of almost 3000 children and have helped approve hundreds of foster carers. I lead UK Fostering’s centralised Placement and Recruitment team.

I sit on the Executive Board of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers. I am also the co-founder and trustee of ‘Charity World’ which provides services for children in need in the UK and India. As part of my role I take foster children from the UK for once in a lifetime trips to India to see the work I’m doing.