Supervising Social Worker

Meet Kerri

I am a Supervising Social Worker at Children First.

I am a home based supervising social worker, covering the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas. My role includes the day to day support of foster carers and the children placed with them. I attend all meetings relating to the child and carer; I identify training needs for the carers I support; I facilitate carers support groups and carry out unannounced visits on all fostering households allocated to me. I work in partnership with the various local authorities and schools to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people. I assist in the recruitment process by attending recruitment events and carrying out initial visits. I arrange respite placements and assist the placements team in relation to matching children with appropriate foster carers. I strive to form positive relationships with the children and young people in placement with my foster carers.