Lee T

Supervising Social Worker

Meet Lee T

I am a Supervising Social Worker at Children First

My current role with Children First Fostering Agency is a home-based supervising social worker covering the North Essex area. My role and responsibilities include the day-to-day support of foster carers and the children placed with them. I strive to form positive relationships with the children and young people in placement with my foster carers. I attend all important meetings relating to the child in order to support the foster carer and importantly, to work in partnership with the local authorities, schools and health professionals to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people. As part of my role, I carry out both announced and unannounced visits on all foster carers that are allocated to me. Regular supervision is also given to foster carers to support the needs of the child in placement and the foster carer themselves. As a supervising social worker, I will work hard to identify training needs for the foster carers and maintain the required training levels for all carers. Furthermore, I also facilitate monthly carer support groups which provide a safe space for carers to meet other local carers and build positive support networks. I also assist in the fostering 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.