Nicci Willock – Director of Fostering
Nicci became Director of Fostering for Foster Careline in November 2017. Joining Five Rivers Child Care (owners of Foster Careline) as Head of Fostering Services in 2012, she became Director of Fostering Services in January 2016. She completed her Degree and Post Graduate Practice Educator & Management Qualifications, having qualified as a Social Worker in 1988. With an extensive background in children’s services, working for Local Authorities and the Voluntary Sector with Barnardos, Nicci specialised in Fostering in 1991 and moved into the Independent Sector in 2002. Since then, she has held many Senior Management roles, focussing on strategic developments; securing new business and quality improvements across the Service, in particular, Consultation with foster carers and participation with Children & Young People looked after. Nicci has developed a range of niche services for children transitioning from residential care; specific foster placement services for children with complex needs and disabilities and Parent & Child assessment placements.
Pauline Fitzgerald – Service Manager
Pauline is a Social Worker with over 10 post qualifying years experience. She holds an MA in Social Work and is a Practice Educator. Pauline has over 5 years experience in front line child protection and fostering. Pauline has been the Registered Manager of Foster Careline Ltd, since July 2017.
Michael Gledhill – Office Manager/Support Worker
Michael is experienced in Social Care Support and Administration.
He has completed a course in Mental Health and Social Care.
He has an interest in the mental health of LAC.
He is also our Health and Safety Officer and is a trained First Aider.
Student Social Workers
In addition to our permanent members of staff, we offer placements to social work students from Chester and Liverpool Universities.