Independent Staff and Panel Members

We also employ Independent Staff/Panel Members to carry out the functions that require a level of impartiality.

MonicaMonica 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.

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