Care leavers join fostering panels
Ethan is a panel member for our Eastern Region fostering service. His ambition is to represent care leavers and looked after children at all levels through participating in local community groups and charity organisations. He has also been a member of Youth Parliament, sits in Corporate Parenting Forums and is an inspirational public speaker.
Meanwhile, Nicola has joined our fostering panel in the West Midlands. She lived in foster homes and residential care, and has since worked in residential care too. Through these experiences, she has developed a passion for making sure all children in care can live in a positive environment to overcome their trauma and fulfil their potential. She sits on two other fostering panels in addition to St Christopher’s.
Head of Fostering Annette Richards said: “Ethan and Nicola’s expertise is a valued addition to our two fostering panels, as their first-hand knowledge of the care system will help us ensure our homes and services are of the highest standard. We are delighted to have them on-board.”