Amy is a qualified social worker. Since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University she has worked within another Independent Fostering Agency before joining Three Circles Fostering in September 2013. She is taking a lead responsibility in parent and child training, and makaton signing for children and young people with communication difficulties.
David is the Three Circles Fostering Registered Manager, having formerly worked as a social worker within local authority Children & Family Services for eight years. He has also worked in residential care, and with young people with autism. He has been employed continuously within the independent fostering sector since 1999, and along with the two Directors established Three Circles Fostering in May 2012.
Jacob is a Director of Three Circles and serves as the agency’s Responsible Individual. A teacher by profession he joined The National Teaching & Advisory Service in 2000 where he is the Operations Manager.
He has supported numerous local authorities and care providers to improve education outcomes for children and young people in care. Jacob is an experienced trainer and public speaker, with a particular interest in safeguarding.
Seb is the Children’s Consultation Coordinator for Three Circles Fostering and is responsible for completing the regulation 35’s. Seb has a keen interest in media and has responsibility for producing the young persons handbooks and maintaining the Youth Zone area on the website. Seb's passion is ensuring that all young people are able to have their voice heard within the agency.
Sheila joined Three Circles in June 2014 following the completion of her final social work placement within the agency. She has recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) and is currently in post as a supervising social worker. Prior to joining Three Circles Sheila has worked as a Family Service Worker for Cheshire East and has extensive experience in child protection and child in need case work.
Nicki joined Three Circles in October 2016 as a supervising social worker. She recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first in BA (Hons) Social Work. Prior to joining Three Circles she worked as a child protection social worker at Manchester Council. Before that she worked as a domestic abuse/ CSE outreach worker for 7 years and prior to this worked in a residential care home for 4 years.
Becca joined Three Circles Fostering in 2016 as the Placements & Referrals Manager. She graduated in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Media Studies. She is very passionate about working with children, having done so most of her life. Prior to joining Three Circles Fostering, she has worked as children's events coordinator for one of Britain's largest chain of toy shops.
Allison is the accounts manager at Three Circles Fostering. After leaving school Allison worked in various jobs including a bookshop and DIY shop. Moving to office work she moved her way up from office junior at an engineering firm to accounts manager at a medical pipeline company, joining NT&AS in 2006.
Matt has re-joined The National Teaching & Advisory Service after living in Whistler, Canada for over two and a half years. Prior to his extended period leave, he worked for a number of years as part of the NT&AS Stoke team as an education support worker. He now works full time within Three Circles Fostering as the Youth Engagement Worker and is a member of the Youth Engagement Team. His particular interest and strength is in working with children and young people who are particularly difficult to engage.
Charlotte is the Youth and Community Engagement Manager. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Psychology in 2008. She has worked with the National Teaching & Advisory Service since 2010. She began work with Three Circles Fostering in April 2013 planning and delivering a diary of activities. Charlotte has coordinated a number of youth clubs around Cheshire, summer activity programmes and sat on the Local Safeguarding Children's Board in Cheshire West & Chester.
Paula is often the first point of contact at Three Circles Fostering. She has extensive administrative experience, and has worked in partnership with foster carers professionally since 2003 within another independent fostering agency. She also visits foster carers in their own homes to train/assist them on the CHARMS database recording system. Paula was appointed to Three Circles Fostering as a senior administrator in January 2012, and since January 2014 has served as the organisation’s Office Manager.
Tim has campaigned and written extensively about the education of children in care. He has extensive experience in the independent fostering sector. Tim is a teacher by profession, working in a number of secondary schools in Manchester, Salford and Bolton before working with young offenders and subsequently becoming Principal of a large Community Home with Education. He has acted as an education advisor to The National Foster Care Association (now Fostering Network) and to the Thomas Coram Foundation. In July 1998 he became a founder director and Chief Executive of The National Teaching & Advisory Service. He became a Director of Foster Care Services North West in 2000. Tim established Three Circles Fostering in May 2012.
Claire graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University after gaining a BA hons in Social work in 2007. Claire worked at Cheshire County Council for 2 years and then Cheshire East Council for 5 years. Claire has much experience as a local authority social worker in children's services, including child protection, asylum seekers, court work, family support, fostering and adoption. Claire was appointed as a supervising social worker within Three Circles Fostering in July 2014.
Julie gained a BA (hons) at Manchester Metropolitan university and practiced as a local Authority Social Worker with Cheshire East before joining Three Circles Fostering in May 2016. Her passion is in ensuring that all children and young people are able to access the support and care they are deserving of. Her experience has included local authority social worker in children's services, including child protection and Child in Need case work, and also children with complex disabilities. She has extensive experience in working and supporting parents with learning disabilities and providing reports to court in this area, and has worked extensively within the court arena in relation to fostering and adoption.
Before joining Three Circles Fostering Sarah worked as a credit controller at a leading recruitment agency. She began her working life as a carer in a day nursery for 0 - 5 year olds. She then went on to live and teach English to children and adults in Salvador, Brazil, also completing the TEFL award. She graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013 with a BA (HONS) in English Language. Sarah joined the accounts team at Three Circles Fostering in September 2016.
Joined Three Circles Fostering in January 2018 and works within the accounts team. She has previously worked in managerial and customer service based positions within the retail sector. She graduated from Manchester metropolitan university with a BA (Hons) in photography in 2015.
Elaine is the Social Work Team Manager in the Yorkshire area. She has 18 years experience working with another independent fostering agency in the North West. Elaine has held many roles within her social work career including a support worker before graduating as a social worker with the Open University. Prior to this she worked as a child minder and has always had a passion for working with children and young people.
Rebecca is the social work team manager for the North West. She was first appointed within Three Circles Fostering in September 2013. Before joining Three Circles Fostering she worked within another independent agency for five years, and prior to that for three years as a social worker for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Suffolk County Council. Rebecca has a special interest in social work education.
Ro is an administration officer at Three Circles Fostering. She has a wide ranging experience including Reception Manager at one of Cheshire's top hotels and has 17 years of experience working for one of Britain's major retailers as an administration clerk. Ro became a member of the Three Circles family in March 2015.
Tony is a supervising social worker at Three Circles Fostering, having had a long and successful career in the profession. He has extensive experience as a local authority social worker in children's services, including child protection, court work, family support, fostering and adoption. He has also worked in services for elderly people, people with a physical or learning disability and in mental health. He has worked in the independent fostering sector for over fifteen years and joined Three Circles Fostering in April 2012.
Louise graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University after gaining a BA hons in social work in 2016. Louise completed her final social work placement with Three Circles Fostering and is currently in post as a supervising social worker.
Gary joined Three Circles Fostering in 2016 as an administrator. Gary previously worked as an admin dispatch coordinator for John Lewis. He has extensive experience in the administration industry co-coordinating large teams, managing a variety of deliveries and supervising the complaints department. Gary has a fantastic understanding of children and young people and brings this passion to his role.
Rachel works within the accounts team at Three Circles Fostering. Prior to that, having trained and worked as a chef, Rachel moved into the retail sector. She was employed by John Lewis for 19 years holding a number of managerial and customer service based positions before joining the Three Circles Fostering family in April 2015.
Toni has recently joined the team at Three Circles as a supervising social worker. Toni graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first in BA (Hons) Social Work. In June 2015 after graduating from university, Toni worked as a child protection social worker with Stockport Local Authority where she had just completed a 6 month placement as a social work student. Prior to this she worked in a mother and baby unit in Styal prison and in various children’s homes.
Georga has gained administration experience within the voluntary and charitable sectors, firstly as an administrator within a young person’s support service within Cheshire.
Georga followed this by providing 3 ½ years of administration support within a charity who deliver a wide range of support services for children with disabilities including fostering, residential and educational.
Georga has also gained personal experience of fostering within her own family who were foster carers for several years, this has afforded her a hands on understanding of the importance of the fostering role.