Acting Adoption Support Co-ordinator

Jill is a highly skilled and experienced social worker who has dedicated the majority of her career in a local authority setting to supporting carers of children who have experienced early trauma and neglect.

Jill developed a particular interest in direct work with children, working within an ‘Attachment framework’ to train and support carers to be able to offer ‘therapeutic parenting’ to children who had experienced significant trauma and disrupted attachments within their early years; supporting children to recover and repair and establish secure and meaningful relationships within their new families.

She worked within a multidisciplinary team over a number of years to develop her understanding and to implement highly effective training and support services for foster carers, adoptive parents and social workers. When the opportunity became available to cover maternity leave for ARC’s Adoption Support Co-ordinator, Jill felt it was too good an opportunity to miss and was delighted to take up her post with the team in October 2018.