Rebecca Hughes
Service Manager

I supervise and support the whole of the fostering team.  I am also available to foster carers as they need me and will keep in touch with foster carers and children to seek their views about the work of the fostering team.  I am always keen to hear new ideas and develop our service.  I am responsible for lots of other tasks, such as making sure foster carer allowances are paid every week.

Susan Swarbrick

I manage the Foster Care, Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Future Families for Children services over 5 offices.  I am also the Charity’s Designated Safeguarding Children Lead.

Susan Butterworth
Education Specialist

My role is to ensure that I work with foster carers to find a supportive, nurturing school where the child can achieve their best academically, but also feel happy and secure.  I offer continued support in all education matters and liaise with schools to offer training and advice.

Lucy, Steph & Colette
Supervising Social Workers

The role of a Supervising Social Worker is to offer you and your family support and guidance throughout your fostering journey.

We will explore with you the child’s needs, and identify ways that we together as a team and meet these.

Ashleigh Robinson
Recruitment & Placement Officer

My role as Recruitment and Placement Officer is to manage and book events and promotion days to raise awareness for fostering and provide anyone with information who is interested in becoming a foster carer.  I update and manage advertisements and social media activity.  I manage placement requests from the Local Authority and match them with any suitable vacancies we have.

Sharon Bassa
Social Work Assistant

As a Social Work Assistant my role is to assist the team, foster families and children in placement in a variety of ways.  I spend time supporting young people in placement through direct work, supervising contact and arranging children’s support groups and activities.  I am involved in our recruitment events and attending team meetings on behalf of the team.

Bernie Galt
Senior Social Worker

My role is very varied and includes assessing new foster carers then supporting them after approval offering advice and guidance.  Along with the rest of the team I help to deliver training and take part in support groups.  I am also a member of the Adoption and Fostering Panel.