Meet the Team
I am the Area Director and I work with with a fantastic group of foster carers and staff that work tirelessly to ensure the children and young people placed with us have a positive experience.
FosterCare UK aims to provide a high-quality service and the team works in partnership with all those involved in the lives of the children and young people to enable this to occur.
I am passionate about fostering, ensuring young people have positive outcomes, having worked within the fostering sector for over 31 years, in the UK and internationally in America/Canada. I qualified as social worker in 1994.
I enjoy leisure activities, spending time with my family and travelling.
I graduated from Zaragoza University in 1992 and went on to work with Domestic Abuse and Children in Need until 2000, when I moved to the UK. While working as a volunteer with Plymouth Probation service, I worked shifts in a young people’s care home. The main tasks were supporting their housing and employment needs, as well as supporting them emotionally.
Between 2006 to 2010, I was employed by Single Homeless Project in London. There, I created a programme for people returning to employment after a long period of time in prison or when they were involved in drug abuse for many years. After 4 years I moved to work for Kent County Council as a senior social worker in the Children in Need team and the Fostering service. In my last year working for the Local Authority, I was a LADO, until I happily moved to join FosterCareUK’s big family in November 2018.
Hi, I am Hannah and I have worked for FosterCare UK for over 6 years now. With no previous fostering experience I was hired as admin help for the social workers, then as my knowledge and passion for fostering grew I progressed in the business. I now work as the Fostering Recruitment Adviser which I absolutely love. I get to spend my days building relationships with some amazing families and helping them achieve their goal to become foster carers!
Hi, I’m Libby and I am a senior practitioner at Fostercare UK and have been with the company since February 2018. Before working as a supervising social worker I spent two years at a local children’s centre in the Post Abuse and Trauma Service working with parents, carers and children who had witnessed domestic abuse, this was either one to one sessions or within a group setting. I have also taught a baby massage class for mothers struggling with postnatal depression. Since joining Fostercare UK I have enjoyed delivering training to carers and developing the foster carers annual training programme.
Hi everyone, I’m Sinead and I am a Senior Practitioner here at FosterCare UK. I completed her MA of Social Work in 2015 and took up a fostering role in Ireland with the LA before moving to London in October 2016. I initially worked in Adults Services but quickly realised my passion was within Children Services and made the decision to return to fostering. I joined FosterCare UK in September 2017 as an SSW for the London team. I was part of the team for 18 months before making the decision to move to Wandsworth LA to further my experience of working within an LA setting. During my time there, I worked with the Fostering team with a particular focus on Kinship and special Guardianship assessments and support. I then returned to FosterCare UK in January 2020 taking up the role of Senior Practitioner.
Hello, I’m Amy and I started my social worker career working for a local authority in child protection teams and then began my career in fostering at Fostercare UK in 2016. I am passionate about improving the lives of looked after children and my interests lie primarily in improving the quality of Parent and Child placements.