Meet The Team
Our team has experts, that train and supervise our foster families. Our team of people at Flourish Fostering have the high level business skills to match the very high standards of our practice.
Mica says: “The fact that I have worked as a Social Worker and as a Psychotherapist for many years has given me a unique view of fostering, and my passion is in developing interesting training courses that genuinely leave people eager for the next instalment. It’s an exciting future for everyone involved with Flourish, and we never stand still – we’re constantly researching new, innovative ways of supporting Foster Parents and children.”
Tracey says: “I strive to achieve the highest standards in my work at Flourish, it’s important to me that the social work support function runs smoothly and competently to help ensure an environment that’s free from unnecessary stress for our Foster Parents, as this is what enables them to be the very best they can be when caring and advocating for our children and young people.”
Karen says: “It’s important to me that Foster Parents feel at ease from the very first moment they contact us. As well as my dedication to all the families working tirelessly with us now, I’m here to give people interested in fostering with Flourish any information they may need, along with all the necessary support when they become Foster Parents. I believe we deliver the very best service and we work as a team to continuously improve and support our Foster Parents, children and young people.”
Josey says: “Fostering is very close to my heart and I love my job at Flourish; it’s great to be part of, and to support, such a dedicated, hard-working and friendly team who do their absolute best to enhance children and young people’s lives.”
Kevin says: “I understand the importance of seeing first-hand the positive changes that come about when children and young people are given opportunities to develop and achieve, so that their self-esteem is raised and their aspirations grow, enabling them to flourish alongside their peers.”
Catherine says: “I am passionate about supporting and empowering Foster Parents to be the best possible carers and advocators of the children and young people placed in their care. I believe that foster parents are valued professionals and experts, in terms of their knowledge of the children they care for.”
Krissi says “Being very family orientated and extremely close to my sisters, I have such pride in being part of the Flourish family; it’s an extraordinary place where each day brings new challenges. I feel very privileged to be part of a team bursting with talent, compassion, and dedication and who are all striving for the same goal.”
Nicola says: “The support that the Flourish Fostering team provide means that our Foster Parents can get on with their job of looking after children and young people in their care, knowing that they are equally-valued members of the team; I’m here as a ‘hands-on’ Director, committed to ensuring that we provide our Foster Parents with a first-class experience. I am proud that at Flourish we have a warm, family feel to our work that gives everyone a sense of belonging to something good.”
Katie says: “I thoroughly enjoy working in the children’s services sector as it gives me the opportunity as an accountant to feel like I am doing something with meaning, which many finance people don’t get the opportunity to have. I love hearing the success stories of the children in our care – even little progress steps forward – it reminds me why we do this.”
Ian says: “I feel privileged to be a part of the Flourish team because it places emphasis on valuing everyone who is part of what we do and what we strive for, putting children, families and staff at the heart of everything it does.”
Creative and passionate about working with people, Kylie relishes the opportunity to be a part of something so important and finds it very uplifting to see everyone working together to support children in finding happiness and stability. A lover of a good debate, Kylie interests outside work are music, fashion, travel and foreign cultures.
Riz says: “My vision is for Flourish Fostering is to become a leading specialist therapeutic fostering organisation that attracts the very best Foster Parents and delivers the very best possible care and positive outcomes for children and young people.”
Alfred says: “Making sure that as a Foster Parent, your experience and journey with us is the best it possibly can be is what makes Flourish stand out from our competitors – we’re a friendly, experienced team who will help and support people through each and every step to a life-changing and rewarding career in fostering.”
Ian says: “It’s an honor to be a part of a committed and dedicated team where the marketing function plays such an important role in helping people understand the amazing gift of being a Foster Parent – it’s great to be part of something so special and make a difference in changing children’s lives.”