Interim Service Manager - North Westsaraschofield@afteradoption.org.uk
I have been with After Adoption since December 2016. Originally Team Manager for TalkAdoption, I have recently taken up the role of Interim Service Manager for the North West. This involves managing a range of services that includes BirthTies, Intermediary Services and Access to Records, as well as self-funding work. Since arriving at After Adoption my learning has not stopped! I have the pleasure of working with very experienced, knowledgeable and hard-working staff.
Prior to joining After Adoption I worked for a very long time at a children’s charity undertaking both social work and therapeutic roles within areas such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol misuse. Prior to this I worked with the local authority with young people in care, or at risk of being placed into care. I qualified as a social worker in 1993 and later in my career I also obtained PGDip in Play Therapy. One of the biggest rewards of working with people is seeing them become empowered, making positive choices and moving on with their lives.