Meet the staff of FP2 and read a little bit about their backgrounds and experience.
Andi is the Team Manager and a qualified social worker with extensive experience of working with children and families in both the statutory and voluntary sector. Highly regarded for her skills and experience in supporting carer’s and children in placement. She is a energetic and resilient character who is an excellent advocate for looking after children. Andi has successfully fostered twenty children of all ages.
Brendan Warner brings to the team a wealth of experience of working with children, young people and families. Brendan started his career helping disabled young people towards greater independence. Having gained a social work qualification he then moved to a busy social work office dealing with a range of complex challenges within the child protection arena. In his spare time he has also volunteered for many years on holiday play schemes for children and young people. In addition to working with our foster carers Brendan is multi-skilled and can turn his hand to a variety of tasks. Brendan is FP2’s Registered Fostering Manager.
Peter is a qualified social worker and is well respected for his pioneering work in family placement and the development of many sustainable projects to support children and families. Extensive experience of working in both statutory and independent sectors.
Michelle joined the team in 2009 as the agency’s administrator and is now Head of Finance. She brings a wealth of experience from a financial background and strong administrative skills. Michelle is also responsible for keeping our social media and website up to date and arranging the Agency’s training and social events. In her spare time Michelle is an assistant coach at the local athletic club and is a keen runner competing in road races.
Andreea moved to England in 2007 having previously worked with victims of trafficking. She then worked for a local authority in the UK in front line children services before joining FP2. She brings with her a wealth of experience and also a great talent for cooking. Andreea set up the local Junior parkrun and is regularly their race director as well as volunteering at many running events throughout the country.
Faye joined FP2 in 2010 to help the team with administrative duties. She comes from a strong financial background and also has experience working with people with disabilities. She moved back to England after living in Spain for 7 years so is able to speak Spanish and now lives locally with her husband and young daughter. In her spare time Faye likes tap dancing, exercise classes and distance running.
Michelle moved to the UK in 1999 shortly after completing her Social Work Degree. Since then she has gained experience in working with children and families both within the
Child Protection and Looked After Children’s arena. Michelle has supported children in successfully returning to the care of their parents as well as supported them through the adoption process and as such has extensive experience of statutory court proceedings. Michelle joined FP2 in February 2014. She has an engaging personality and is fully committed to achieve the best possible outcome for any child in care.
A respected social work professional with considerable experience in family placement, training and development and direct work with children. Since April 1999, Bridget has worked as an independent consultant and trainer. She is the author of a range of publications including My Life Story, an interactive CD-rom for engaging children in life work and Supporting, Recruiting and Assessing Lesbian and Gay Carers published in September 2005 by BAAF. Further information about her can be found at www.bridgetbetts.co.uk
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We contacted FP2 in early 2012 to enquire about becoming Foster Carers. Since that first phone call we have been very impressed with their level of professionalism and efficiency. We were led step by step through the evaluation and approval process up to going to panel. if we had any difficult questions they were answered with dignity and a non-judgemental attitude. Since being approved we have continued to find FP2 a pleasure to work with.Della
Working with FP2 has been great, all the way through our application to approval to placement..ourKara
supporting social working has been amazing and so has everyone else in the team. They are on-hand 24/7 for any questions, problems or emergencies and
always go beyond our expectations and as a result we feel confident and supported in our role as foster carers.
“Since being approved in June 2012 we have received high quality, professional and extensive support available on 24 hour basis from FP2. We were allocated a Supervising Social Worker at the beginning, who remained with us throughout the application and approval process which has been great for building working relationships. FP2 offer an excellent and progressive training programme so we can become the best foster carers we can be and our monthly supervision sessions have identified individual training courses that lead to recognised qualifications. We have found the support groups extremely helpful as they enable us all to share our experiences and learn from each other, we love being part of the ever growing family that is FP2’Jan
Being a Foster Carer for Fostering People Too. There are highs and lows, it is testing, frustrating, challenging but above all rewarding, when you watch a child placed in your care, blossom into the children that they deserve to be. Working for the Agency with their generous never ending support, all of the above are celebrated or we are encouraged to push on and face the never ending challenges that come our way, especially when the going gets tough. Tomorrow is always another day. The on going support groups and training sessions are invaluable and help us to understand the children placed in our care and where they have come from. The friendships that are formed with other Carers, bonded together by one goal, The Children.Denise
Fostering People Too are so supportive of both carers and children they place that it is like we are all part of one big family 🙂 They go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble, whatever time of day or night. It’s wonderful to have a SSW who anticipates what I and my family need before I do!Barbara