We also employ Independent Staff/Panel Members to carry out the functions that require a level of impartiality.
Chris Blake Panel Chair Chris is a qualified Social Worker (C.Q.S.W) and has worked in social care for over 40 years, most of these years in management. Chris has also acted as a Panel Advisor and assessed families for fostering and adoption. He has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of Children’s social work which we really appreciate.
Monica Hibbert Independent Panel Member & Education Specialist Monica qualified as a teacher in 1979 and she has extensive experience working in a school setting.
Bernadette Fedigan Supervising Social Worker
As a member of Foster Careline’s Social Work team, Bernadette provides the role of Agency Social Worker to the panel
Andrea Newman Independent Panel Member
Andrea is a qualified social worker and senior lecturer in social work at Liverpool John Moores University. She is also an experienced Form F Assessor.
James Evans Independent Panel Member
James is a programme manager at Liverpool John Moores University. He has been teaching in Social Work education and training since April 2000. He has been a qualified Social Worker for 23 years and is an experienced Form F Assessor.
Stephen Lowe Foster Carer Stephen has been approved as a long term Foster Carer and understands the qualities required to undertake the role.
Karen Canty Foster Carer Karen is an experienced Local Authority Foster Carer and is familiar with the fostering process and the issues faced by Foster Carers.
Christopher Canty Foster Carer
Christopher is an experienced Foster Carer for a Local Authority, he understands the assessment and review process and the role of a Foster Carer.
Michael Gledhill Panel Administrator
Michael’s organisational ability and administration skills ensure the smooth running of the panel.