JanineSupervising Social Worker

How did you become a social worker?

I became a social worker after volunteering with teenagers and young people in 1998 as a Youth Support Worker for a Local Authority. I decided to train as a social worker in 2001 and have mainly worked in frontline child protection until I joined The Fostering Foundation in 2017.

The most rewarding aspect of your job?

For me, the most rewarding part of my job is getting to know the carers and the children and young people we look after. I look forward to the days out we have with the children and young people and enjoy all the activities such as Lazer Tag and visiting theme parks.

What makes the ideal foster carer household?

The ideal foster carer household is one that is friendly, welcoming and where a young person can feel relaxed and comfortable in their new home. A sense of humour always helps too!

Something people might be surprised to know about you?

I’m terrified of heights and have a phobia of butter!

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