Adoption Social Worker

Mum to two fabulous daughters, Sylvia began her career as a houseparent in a residential school for children with disabilities before progressing to become a resettlement officer, supporting adults with learning disabilities move from institutions to bespoke living arrangements within the community.

Sylvia then qualified as a social worker, and for the next 22 years gained a wealth of experience, working with children and their families in child protection and care proceedings, securing safe and creative permanence arrangements for them.

Progressing to senior practitioner and team manager, Sylvia continued to be a strong advocate for children who are looked after. Supporting strength based care arrangements, promote resilience and lifelong wellbeing, that their care givers remain aspirational for them in a way that celebrates their differences and maximises independence.

Having recently joined ARC Adoption as adoption social worker, Sylvia is excited about working with the team and being involved with recruitment and training of prospective adopters.