Supervising Social Worker

Meet Karen

I am a Supervising Social Worker at Children First.

I work as a Supervising Social Worker at the Children First Fostering Agency based in Basildon, Essex. My role includes supporting and supervising foster carers, and the young people and children in their care. I am part of the out of hours duty rota, which offers support to carers and also assists the LA in making emergency placements out of hours. I attend relevant meetings such as LAC reviews, PEP’s, placement meetings for the child as well as annual reviews for the carers. I complete Annual Foster Carer Review Reports. I support the placement team with the matching process and co-ordinate respite arrangements. I facilitate carer support groups and assist with children and young people’s group activities. I also support our recruitment officer by taking part in recruitment activities.