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Social Workers, Support Workers & Admin Staff

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Mark Goulding Dip SW, Deputy Team Manager (South)

Based at the Staunton Office, Mark is a qualified social worker who has responsibility for recruitment and supervision of foster carers and their young people in Swindon and Wiltshire. Mark has previously worked within residential settings, various IFAs and Gloucestershire local authority.

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Sarah Hilton DipSW, Senior Practitioner, Gloucestershire

Sarah is a qualified social worker who looks after our foster carers in Gloucestershire and the children placed with them. She also undertakes support work with teenage girls. Sarah has a number of interesting hobbies including belly dancing and she is an avid Arsenal supporter!


Maria Nyklewicz-Betney, Senior Practitioner, Lancashire

Maria qualified as a social worker in 1998 and was employed in the voluntary sector for a number of years, working for Barnardos, Home Start and Women’s Aid. From 2007 to 2013, she worked for Blackpool Borough Council, covering child protection cases, court proceedings and Looked After Children.

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Jane Franklin, Supervising Social Worker, Gloucestershire

Jane Franklin took up social work when her two daughters were teenagers. She trained as a social worker at the University of Gloucestershire and qualified in 2008. She went on to qualify as a counseller a few years later. Her career includes 13 years as an Accident Investigation Technician for Gloucestershire County Council.

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Loren Hannah, Supervising Social Worker, Lancashire

Loren worked in the Cumbria office on a student placement prior to joining the Lancaster Office as a Placement Support Worker in June 2015. Following her graduation, she was appointed to the post of Supervising Social Worker in September 2015.

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Gavin Worrall - Placement Support Worker, Gloucestershire

Gavin is our Placement Support Worker and undertakes direct work and activities with young people. He is based in our Gloucester office.

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Sheila Henshaw, Office Manager, Lancashire

Sheila joined us in 2012 and is responsible for all admin functions and for ensuring the smooth running of our office in Lancashire.  Sheila is a keen runner and takes part in regular 10K events and undertook her first, and last, endurance challenge in 2014.


Helen O'Niell, Office Manager, Gloucestershire

Helen joined the Gloucester office in May 2015 as Office Administrator and was promoted to Office Manager in October 2016.

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Kathryn Tibbles, Office Administrator, Gloucestershire

Kathryn joined the Gloucester office in March 2017 and works alongside Helen ensuring the office runs smoothly.