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Meet The Team – Sophie, student social worker

It is time for another installment in our Meet The Team series. Today we are introducing Sophie, our newest student social worker. The Meet the Team series is your chance to get to know everyone working here at Focus Foster Care. We are a small and passionate team and we hope you enjoy getting to know us better.

Now, over to Sophie..

Sophie – Student Supervising Social Worker

What is your job role?

Student Supervising Social Worker

When did you start working for Focus? 

I started 1st November 2022 and working with children has always been something I’ve been interested in. My 100 days at Focus will unbelievably go fast I’m sure!

What do you love about your job?  

I am someone who naturally prefers a challenge. Working in the fostering sector and alongside great professionals has given me that opportunity! Although I haven’t been at Focus for long, I learn something new every day and walk away from the office knowing I have supported someone in some way. Whether that’s as simple as a conversation or a hug with a child, I feel as though the smaller things have a greater impact. This correlates to fostering as we are ensuring that children experience a positive development which can be rewarding.

What have you learnt about fostering that you think all potential foster carers should know?

You are not alone and we are all learning! I strongly believe the work foster Carer’s do is amazing and so is the support from Focus Foster Care. Although we are small, the team are very supportive as we all work together to achieve a positive outcome, not only for the child but for Carer’s too.

What interests do you have outside of work?

My interests are going out with friends and travelling. I enjoy new experiences and I feel as though I learn a lot about myself when doing so. Cocktails, amazing food and the best company is my ideal night! I also enjoy being active by going on walks with my dog and going to the gym. I am often referred as the ‘boring’ one at weekends, but you can’t beat a Chinese and binge-watching series all day!

Want to get to know the rest of our team? Following the links below to read our other posts in the Meet The Team series:

Meet the team – Fiona, social worker

Meet the team – Emma, registered manager

Meet the team – Honey, the office dog

Meet the team – Jess, office administrator

Meet the team – Lucy, Supervising Social Worker

fostering

To find out more about fostering and how to become a foster carer with our independent fostering agency, please read the following pages on our website:
Types of foster care.
Who can foster?
How to become a foster carer with Focus Foster Care.
Fostering – frequently asked questions.
The benefits of fostering with Focus Foster Care.