Sarah Corsi | Registered Manager
Hi, I’m Sarah, the Registered Manager at Foundation Fostering. I am extremely proud to be the manager here at Foundation Fostering. I love my job and feel privileged to work with foster carers and children every day. I have worked in the area of fostering for 10 years now, prior to that I worked in Local Authority in safeguarding teams. As a social worker and a manager, I have a clear vision of what we should be achieving with children and foster carers and here at Foundation Fostering we all share this vision.
I love spending time with the children and young people and being part of their journey in life.
Heather May | Training and Team Administrator
Hi everyone, my name is Heather May and I am the Training and Team Administrator for Foundation Fostering. I have worked in the fostering sector for the past 4 years as a Team Administrator. I enjoy getting to know foster carers and their families and supporting them through their fostering journey. I have 3 adult children who still all live at home and we recently added to our family, a dog called Hugo who is a Belgian Malinois. I enjoy gardening and going for long country walks with Hugo. I begin my day early by swimming in the outside pool at my local gym; this sets me up for the day.
Angela Flowers | Panel and Team Administrator
Hi, I am Angela, I am the Panel and Team administrator and I look after all the applicants going through a Form F assessment to become Foster Carers. I help to set up the panels and record all the decisions that are made in panel through the panel minutes. I have worked in fostering for the past 4 years. Previously I was a senior manager in food retail and my last post was in HR. I am married to my lovely husband Andy and between us we have 3 children. I am also a mum to my fur babies, my dog Jasper and the four cats.
Suzanne Musgrove | Referrals Officer and Panel Advisor
Hi, my name’s Suzanne and I work with Foundation Fostering as the Referrals Officer and Panel Advisor. From time to time I also complete some Form F Assessments. I have worked in Children’s Social Care since 2004 qualifying as a social worker in 2013. Since qualifying I have mainly worked in the Fostering Sector.
I am married with 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren. My interests and hobbies are being with Milly and Molly, my mini poodles, and keeping fit by lots of walking. I like growing my own veggies and cooking cakes, which I like to share with the team.
Amy Rouse | Finance Administrator
Hi, I’m Amy and joined the accounts team at Foundation Fostering in 2019. I look after all of our carers’ pay as well as many other duties that involve numbers. In my spare time, I enjoy playing Netball and am the captain of a team called the G & Ts. I also enjoy spending time on my spin bike when I have a moment spare as well as spending time with family and friends.
Lewes Preece | Supervising Social Worker
Hi, my name is Lewes Preece and I am one of the Supervising Social Workers at Foundation Fostering. I have 30 years' experience in the world of social care, in various settings such as residential childcare and fostering. I have also worked independently as a trainer/consultant for the security sector and social care, predominantly in supporting and guiding individuals in how to respond to challenging behaviours achieving the best outcomes.
I enjoy the interaction that social work brings and the opportunity to help and support both adults and children. Seeing individuals move forward in a positive way is very fulfilling. Outside of work, I have an extensive family including grandchildren who bring me immense joy and if I am not spending time with them, I ride a motorcycle which always makes me smile.
Ian Taylor | Therapeutic Lead
Hello, I am Ian Taylor, the dedicated Therapeutic Lead. As well as taking a lead in the agency therapeutic programme, I oversee the training and development within the agency. Working alongside and in support of the children and young people and fostering families that share their lives within our community is a deeply rewarding experience and privilege. I have over thirty years’ experience in social work, Therapeutic communities, and Adolescent forensic services. I am a trauma-informed and therapeutic practitioner with extensive direct practice experience, training and grounding in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).
Naomi Ebanks-Simpson | Responsible Individual and Operations Director
Hi I am Naomi, the Responsible Individual and Operations Director. I have worked within the independent sector for over 20 years in a variety of management positions. I joined Foundation Fostering in 2020. One of the key aims when I joined was to ensure that Foundation Fostering keeps the carers and children at the heart of everything that the agency does. I am proud and feel honoured to be a part of such an amazing team and having the opportunity to work alongside our foster carers and watching the children flourish.
Alicia Savage | Supervising Social Worker
Hi, my name is Alicia and I am one of the Supervising Social Workers within the team at Foundation Fostering. I have worked in social care since 2007 and feel privileged to have met so many remarkable children, families and foster carers during this time.
I qualified as a social worker in 2009 and began working in a local authority leaving care team, supporting children and young adults from 16 – 21 years, before transitioning into a looked after children’s team.
In 2015, I moved to an independent fostering agency as a supervising social worker, where I remained until joining the team at Foundation Fostering. I am passionate about working in foster care and having the opportunity to build positive working relationships with children and foster families.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a very energetic 5-year-old who likes to keep me very busy! We enjoy spending time outdoors together going for walks and exploring different places. I love the sun and being by the sea. I also enjoy listening to music and when I get the chance, reading a good book.
Kerrie Lewis | Family Support Worker
Hi my name is Kerrie and I am the Family Support Worker here at Foundation Fostering. I have worked as a FSW for over 10 years and joined Foundation Fostering in June 2021. My role is varied and includes organising activities and events for carers and children as well as offering individual support.
I have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. I love being outdoors walking my three Labradors or riding my ex-racehorse.
Simone O’Keeffe | Supervising Social Worker
Hello, my name is Simone and I am one of the Supervising Social Worker’s from Foundation Fostering. I have been a qualified Social Worker for 12 years; I have experience of working as a Social Worker within a Looked After Children’s Team in the Local Authority and within other fostering agencies. I love my job and building relationships with foster carers and children. I am especially passionate about therapeutic parenting and supporting carers to build relationships and attachments with children to enable them to heal from the traumas they have experienced. I have recently completed my Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One and I enjoy being able to use these principles in supporting children and carers. Out of work I love to spend time with my family and friends.
Jo Johnson | Finance Officer
I’ve worked at Foundation Fostering since January 2018. I’m the Finance Officer here and have always held positions in senior accounting. I have also run my own business for 20 years so I really enjoy what I do and I love my work at Foundation Fostering. I’m married and have two beautiful grown-up girls and now a gorgeous granddaughter. Outside of work I’m a keen walker and dog lover. Happiest when out and about in the fresh air, I like a challenge, usually physical…a mud run, a 100 mile hike, white water rafting next!
Helen Eadon | Education Support Practitioner
Hello, my name is Helen Eadon. I have been the Education & Wellbeing Officer at Foundation Fostering for over 2 years and absolutely love my job. As an agency, we are proactive and dedicated to ensuring our children and young people have a settled and supported education provision to allow them to reach their full potential. I am here to support you as carers and the children and young people in your care in all things education.
I attend all education meetings and ensure that we monitor attendance, attainment and progress and promote achievement. We love to hear about all achievements, in or out of school, so that we can send out ‘well done’ certificates.
My career background with children started over 36 years ago working in Residential Children’s Homes. I then moved on to work in education, at first working with children with behavioural and learning needs and then in the statutory role as an Education Welfare Officer. I have delivered Anti -Bullying workshops and set up Mentoring systems in both Primary and Secondary Schools and delivered joint Child Protection Training with Social Care to whole school staff groups.
Laura Cuthbert | Supervising Social Worker
My name is Laura and I have recently joined the Foundation Fostering family as a Supervising Social Worker. I am enjoying getting to know the team and foster carers and really like the friendly ‘family feel’ of the agency. I qualified in 2004 and started out my career as a Local Authority Social Worker, before moving into parenting assessment. I have worked within various independent fostering agencies for the past ten years.
I have two teenage children and a very small dog called Willow.