The long and short of it is that we want to provide good, stable, local homes for children in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire who can’t live with their own parents.
We can do this because we know the children well, we know the carers well and we can therefore match carer and child in a way few other agencies can, giving the placement every chance for success.
We know that our carers do an incredible job and we strive to support them in every way we can, often going above and beyond the norm. (See “What’s so special about us?” for more details.)
We really welcome our carers into the team and we reckon our family-like approach is the best way to make a difference.
About the Team
Like any family, we’re a hotchpotch but all united in one thing: our passion for the children and carers we place them with.
Sandra is our Senior Supervising Social Worker. With over 15 years’ experience working with children in residential care and foster carers, she’s a highly valued source of wisdom and support to our carers. Having coached ladies’ football for 4 years, these days Sandra prefers to watch from the stands and is a keen supporter of Ipswich Town. Oh well, nobody’s perfect.
Meet The Panel
These are the guys who have the final say once your application is complete. Don’t worry, they’re a good bunch. And here they are:
Corrie – Chair Person – Local Authority Manager
David – Vice Chair – Retired senior lecturer in social psychology
Trisha – Child and Family Social Worker
Dee – Retired EFS social worker
Nigel – Retired HR Director and consultant
Jill – Independent, social worker
Jane – Foster Carer
Netta – Retired social worker
Nicki – Social Worker
Stef – Child and Family Social Worker
Len – Child and Family Social Worker
Sam – EFS Social Worker