What qualifications did you take to become a social worker?
I studied a Social Work and Applied Social Studies degree at the University of Bath in 2012 and graduated in 2015. Prior to this, I had undertaken my GCSE’s and A levels in totally unrelated subjects (R.E, Product design and History).
What words of advice would you give to anyone considering becoming a foster carer?
It will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have!
Do you have a connection to fostering – other than working in this field?
Fostering has been a major part of life ever since I was a teenager as my parents are foster carers. I have lived within a fostering household, and even though I no longer live with my parents I continue to very much be a part of the support network.
Also prior to my role at TFF, I was a social worker within a local authority working with children. So, I have had experience in several roles of the fostering experience for children and young people.
Fostering has very much inspired and influenced my life, and I would not change it!
I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy being creative and learning new skills.