Supervising Social Worker – Devon
Name: Nicole Burns
Job Title: Supervising Social Worker
How long have you worked as a social worker / with Fostering Foundation?
I have just started with the Fostering Foundation (February 2021). I have received a warm welcome so far and am really looking forward to getting to know everyone.
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs, a black Labrador called Harley Bear, and a very fluffy cuddly puppy called Flossy Pops.
What qualifications did you take / achieve to become a social worker?
I qualified as a social worker in 2008 and since then I have worked in roles in the local authority, fostering, adoption and charity work. I am very passionate about therapeutic parenting and life story work.
What makes the ideal foster carer household?
A household where children and young people are accepted and valued for who they are, and a home where children feel safe, understood and cared about.
What words of advice would you give to anyone considering becoming a foster carer?
If you feel you have the qualities needed to be a Foster Carer then do it! It is a challenging and rewarding role and you will be part of an amazing network of people who are critical in improving outcomes for our most vulnerable children in society.