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.
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.
Responsible Individual and Recruitment Manager
Hi , my name is Gareth Griffiths and I have just joined TRUE in the role of Responsible Individual and Recruitment Officer. 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.
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.
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.
Hello there, my name is Charlotte and I am the Fostering Administrator at TRUE Fostering.
I joined the company at the start of July 2021. I have a Level 3 in Health and Social Care and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
I have worked in the Social Care Sector since 2015. I have previously worked with a range of individuals such as Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and both younger and older adults.
In my spare time I like to socialise with my family and friends. I also like going on walks and my favourite place to be is the seaside. I also adore animals and have a beautiful dog.
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.
Supervising Social Worker
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Supervising Social Worker
My name is Ruth Mack and I have been with TRUE Fostering since early 2018 as a Senior Supervising Social Worker for the South West. I greatly enjoy working alongside my fostering families and the TRUE team to make a positive difference to our children’s lives and celebrate their accomplishments no matter how small.
I have been a qualified Social Worker since 1997 and since then I have worked in Local Authorities within safeguarding, adoption, post adoption and fostering settings. I have also worked for a large children’s charity as a Senior Therapeutic Social Worker working directly with children and parents for 9 years. During this time, I also worked independently as a Practice Educator in a London University setting, managing, supervising and training large cohorts of Social Work students from 2008 to 2017.
I have 4 adult children aged 30-40 and 2 grandchildren aged 15 and 12 years. My eldest son, now 38, is adopted and joined our family as a fostered child aged 5 years. I became a foster parent in 1986 and finally ‘retired’ in 2006. In my spare time I love to cook lots of food and dance.
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.