The Team

Our three locations across the South West make us the ideal partner for you if you are considering fostering in the South West. Our experienced team will help you on each and every step of the fostering journey.

How it all began…

The senior team at The Fostering Foundation have a combined experience of some 80 years within the fostering community. Geoff and Jim founded Fostering Foundation and were soon joined by Nina and then Tracy.

In addition to ensuring all the vitally important, compliance issues are met, they are there to support the teams within the three offices of Tavistock, Tiverton and Bristol. Their wealth of knowledge enables them to assist with any fostering question and also guide social workers and new foster families through any hurdles they might need to overcome.

A message from our Registered Manager: 

“Having been a social worker for over 20 years working for The Fostering Foundation has been the most rewarding, enjoyable but challenging job I have ever had.  The real sense of knowing the close-knit family of staff and carers helps us get through some of the tougher days.  To head up a team of such devoted people is a real honour.  The best days are those when you see how a child has blossomed and grown even in a short space of time with a foster family.

I do believe fostering with The Fostering Foundation is a unique experience with us all supporting each other.”

  • Geoff Chairman & Responsible Individual
  • Tracy Director & Registered Manager
  • Nina Director of Social Care and Agency Decision Maker
  • Jim Non-executive Director / Panel Advisor
  • Sakina Finance Director

The South West Team

Our Tavistock office looks after our foster families from Truro through to Newquay! If you are seeking to join our fostering families, then the team, led by Claire, will get to know you and help you take each and every step to becoming a foster carer. Supporting you and helping you as you look forward to taking on your first foster placement.

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The Wessex Team

Our Tiverton team is ideally placed to help and work with our fostering network across Devon and Somerset including the towns of Exeter, Wellington, Taunton then up to Barnstaple and down to Salcombe! Annette leads the team and is supported by dedicated social workers who are all there to listen and assist you and your family.

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The Bristol Team

The location of our Fostering Foundation Bristol office enables our dedicated team to look after an area from Swindon in the East, Shepton Mallet in the South, Weston-super-Mare on the West edge and Stroud up to the North. With a pro-active attitude, the Social Workers, led by Debbie, are on hand as you take on your first, second or tenth placement with the Fostering Foundation.

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