Our Trustees have a range of qualifications and experience but we all have an interest in fostering, adoption and therapeutic care. Trustees are currently:

Sheila Patel
Sheila has 21 years experience as a foster carer and has run numerous children, youth and women's groups over the last 37 years. She is also a member of The Fostering Network England Committee and a family services coordinator for her church. A mother of five and grandmother to 13, Sheila currently works as Principal Advisor Foster Care at a fostering agency.

Sheila Patel

Elizabeth Cairns
As a retired solicitor who specialised in charity law, Elizabeth has helped many voluntary organisations over the years. She was a non-executive director of The ISP Fostering Agency for many years and has a continuing concern for children and young people in care.

Elizabeth Cairns

Brian Bishop
Originally trained as a Teacher and then Children's Social Worker, Brian is now a retired Local Authority and Therapeutic Child Care Organisation Senior Manager and Assistant Director of Social Services. He is also a current Trustee of two other Children’s Charities. His background also includes being Guardian Ad Litem in Kent & Sussex and as a board member of a large Housing Association and Fostering Agency.

Brian Bishop