Viv has been working in the care profession for over 35 years. Viv worked directly with young people as a foster carer, later combining this with a career as a local authority fostering officer and qualified as a social worker in 1994. Before becoming a freelance social worker and trainer 15 years ago, Vivâ€™s work included residential care with the Childrenâ€™s Society, Essex Education Department and SCOPE. Viv still retains direct contact with young people and carers in her roles as an Out of Hours social worker and a Complaints Receiving Officer for several IFPâ€™s; she also continues to undertake Form F assessments for potential new carers on a regular basis and chairs Xcel 2000â€™s fostering panel.
As a trainer, she aims to relate her experiences in a useful way that will inspire others to continue to offer a high level of care.Back to news