Meet the Team

Sarah Naish

Sarah Naish

Director

Hi, my name is Sarah Naish, Director at TRUE.

I’m an international best-selling author and key-note speaker in therapeutic parenting.  I have Adopted 5 children and am a former foster parent as well as the founder of The National Association of Therapeutic Parents,  which now has over 10,000 members and provides a hub of information and support to carers of traumatised children.

Sarah is widely recognised as a trailblazer in the field of therapeutic parenting.


Sarah Dillon

Sarah Dillon

Attachment Therapist

Hi,  my name is Sarah Dillon, Attachment Therapist at TRUE

I run the support groups and provide 1:1 consultations to Foster Parents and achieve ground-breaking outcomes for children.  I am a best-selling author in child trauma and a therapeutic parenting Key-note speaker.  I am a former fostered child, and Therapeutic Lead for the NATP.


Alison Gregory

Alison Gregory

Registered Manager

Hi, I’m Alison Gregory the Registered Manager at TRUE Fostering. My main responsibility is to manage the day-to-day running of the Agency and support the TRUE team in their roles.

I am excited to be working with the agency and being part of the exceptional team of foster parents and staff who make such a difference to the children and young people we look after.

I have worked in local authority settings within safeguarding teams, adoption, and fostering.  I am very passionate about my role and foster care, helping young people achieve their best potential.

I have two children and a pet dog who keep me busy. I live in a little village in Shropshire and enjoy walking and cycling.


Amanda Clarke

Amanda Clarke

Recruitment and Training Manager

Hello, my name is Amanda Clarke and I am a recently appointed Supervising Social Worker for the East Midlands region.

Previously I have worked for 2 other independent fostering agencies as a senior practitioner for 9 years. I’ve also worked for a local authority in a permanency team making long-term plans for children, and prior to that I worked with safeguarding and assessment teams.

I have also worked in schools with children with special needs as a support worker. My passion in social work is understanding the needs of our children and how to meet these using therapeutic parenting.  I am really enjoying working with a team with this underpinning my practice.

I have 4 children from the age of 25 years to 7 years, and a grandson who is 3. In my spare time I run a Beaver Group teaching child the most important things like making s’mores biscuits and I also try to burn these off by attending the gym or going swimming.


Gareth Griffiths

Gareth Griffiths

Responsible Individual

Hi , my name is Gareth Griffiths and I have just joined TRUE in the role of Responsible Individual.  I am really excited to be joining TRUE as I have been working with both Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon for several years and am passionate about Therapeutic Parenting, so this really is the dream job for me!

I have worked in fostering for over 16yrs and specialised in developing agencies in various ways for example Therapeutic Parenting , Parent and Child fostering and most importantly recruiting foster parents, as without you we would not be able to support the children and young people in the way that we do.


Barb Graham

Barb Graham

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Barbara Graham and I have recently joined the TRUE Fostering team as their Office Manager.

Fostering is a new and exciting new career path for me, and I am really looking forward to supporting the amazing team with their administration requirements.

Previously I worked within the manufacturing industry covering various administrative roles and functions.

I live in Shropshire with my partner and enjoy socialising with friends, walks in the countryside, cycling and cooking.


Jane Mitchell

Jane Mitchell

Lead Empathic Listener

Hi, I’m Jane Mitchell, the Lead Empathic Listener for TRUE working closely with the Therapeutic Team.  My main role in TRUE is to provide support and a safe place for foster parents to talk through their successes, fears, frustrations, or anything else.  I work closely with the SSW and CSW of families and together we form a supportive team around the family. I am the Director of Family Stability at NATP, and I develop resources and training as well as being an author.  I have an adopted daughter with complex needs therefore I experience of the many issue’s parents can face.  I am especially skilled at helping parents of children showing very challenging behaviours to understand and create new strategies and narratives to help manage these.


Donna Muggridge

Donna Muggridge

Child Support Worker

Hi, I’m Donna Muggridge and I have been working for TRUE Fostering as a Child Support Worker in the East Midlands since December 2019.

I enjoy working for TRUE supporting the families, spending time with the children and being part of a therapeutic team, which feels like a family to make a difference in helping young people’s lives.

I have been working in childcare for around 20 years and have lots of experience in different settings with children with various needs. I have experience of using therapeutic strategies when looking after children that have experienced trauma and have completed several training courses to add to my skills and knowledge.

I live in Nottinghamshire with my husband and daughter and we enjoy walks in the countryside with our 2 cocker spaniels.


Helen Morris

Helen Morris

Supervising Social Worker

Hi Everyone, my name is Helen, and I am the supervising social worker for the West Midlands region.

I became a qualified social worker in 2016 and I have experience of working in children’s social care for a local authority and in the private sector. I have a degree in Psychology and a master’s in Social Work.

I have previously worked as a child protection social worker and have also worked as an SSW for another fostering agency.

I am very excited to be working for TRUE as I am keen to further develop my knowledge and skills in Therapeutic Parenting.

Aside from work, I enjoy going for walks, reading, watching true crime documentaries, and listening to podcasts.


Amy Vere

Amy Vere

Child Support Worker

Hi, my name is Amy Vere and I joined TRUE as a Child Support Worker for the West Midlands region in January 2021.

I really enjoy my job because I get to go out and do fun activities with the children and young people. I also help to arrange family days and events for the region to get everyone together and share new ideas for the running of the agency.

In my spare time I really enjoy walking my two dogs, going for bike rides, getting stuck into a good television series and catching up with friends.


Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson

Supervising Social Worker

Hello Everybody, My name is Laura and I  joined True Fostering as a supervising social worker in the East Midlands in January 2022.

I have a real passion for supporting foster parents and my background as a social worker for the last 17 years has mainly been in therapeutic work in adoption support parenting with PACE, (DDP informed parenting and therapy) for children with developmental trauma this has been with foster parents as well.  I am also trained in Theraplay® which is attachment focused  play based family attachment model.

I have previously worked with a range of children and adults in the community  with life limiting conditions , physical and Learning Disabilities, Mental Health with both young people and adults including older people with dementia.

Outside of work I like to connect with my family and friends. I love all animals especially horses, I experience a real sense of calm when I with them and I love the countryside.  I have also have two cats, one who has attachment needs.  I have family in Ireland and  that’s a special place for me to visit too.

 


Sharon Hyatt

Sharon Hyatt

Child Support Worker

Hi, my name is Sharon Hyatt and I am the Child Support Worker for TRUE Fostering in the South West. I have worked with children of all ages and those with additional needs in childcare settings and in ‘out of school’ clubs.   I have 2 grown up children one of whom displayed trauma-based behaviour. I was adopted when I was young.   I love to do gardening and explore the beautiful area that I live in.