ADOPTION SUPPORT CO-ORDINATOR
Donna’s career began as a Nursery Nurse in 1999 working in private day nurseries then working for Sure Start 2003-2005 whilst completing a BA joint hons in Childhood Studies and Professional practice.
Donna began working for North Tyneside Council in December 2005 as a Social Services Officer within a support and protect team, managing a caseload of children in need, children who were long term looked after and undertaking parenting assessments to determine long term plans for children subject to care proceedings.
In June 2010 Donna qualified as a Social Worker and joined the looked after children team, managing cases of children and young people subject to child in need plans, child protection plans and looked after plans. Supporting children and their families in the transition to permanence via long term fostering and adoption.
Married to Craig and mother to Martha, Donna spends her free time outside of work at baby groups, swimming and baby signing.
Donna is looking forward to sharing her experiences of working with looked after children and supporting adopters on their exciting journey.