My name is Lindsey.
I am a supervising social worker for Trust Fostering. Our team forms part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, and we work closely with our Trust partners to make sure Doncaster children get the best possible care when they can’t be looked after within their families.
My role is really varied; that’s why I love it! No day is ever the same and I get to meet some amazing people.
The main part of my role is supporting our foster carers and providing them with regular supervision. By doing this, I am helping them to meet the needs of the children they care for. I support carers at meetings and reviews and am always on hand for a cuppa and a catch up any time I’m needed.
I feel very lucky to be able to step into people’s lives and share the highs and lows of their fostering journey. I also get to spend lots of time with the children too; seeing the progress they make and the smiles on their faces makes a stressful day worth it!
I have recently turned my hand to delivering training for our carers too; as well as helping to make sure carers have all the skills and knowledge they need to support our children, this gives me chance to listen to their stories and experiences. I often feel like I learn as much from this as our carers do!
Trust Fostering really does have family feel – if you are interested in finding out more about joining our amazing family, please get in touch by calling 0808 129 2600 or find us on Facebook and Twitter @TrustFostering; we would love to hear from you!!