Principle Social Worker

I have worked with children and families in statutory and voluntary agencies for over 30 years, with a primary focus on adoption, fostering and kinship care. I was awarded a master’s Degree in Social work from Warwick University, in 2010, returning to the local authority, where I gained a great deal of experience in my field, including court work, child protection work and life story work, along with training adopters and foster carers.

I am a practice educator and have sat on adoption and fostering panels, and worked as a senior practitioner before deciding to work independently. I began working for Adopters For Adoption in 2018 as an independent social worker, and have enjoyed my time so much, I decided to make it a permanent arrangement!

I live in the West Midlands and have two adult children. When not at work, or in my sewing room, I can be found exploring the countryside in my newly restored motorhome, along with my partner Pete and our manic Border Collie Taz.

I am very much looking forward to joining the AfA family and being a part of this amazing team!