Advice and mediation workers, England

The Fostering Network’s long-established advice and mediation service provides independent support to foster carers on behalf of both local authorities and independent fostering providers across England.

All foster carers registered with the fostering services listed below can contact the named advice and mediation worker directly for a broad range of support services.

To find out more about setting up an advice and mediation service with The Fostering Network, fostering services should contact independent support services manager Louise Horne.

Central Midlands (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford and Wrekin)

Bethan Houston

01905 622364

East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City)

Caron Heath

01332 959980


Antonella Parker

01379 608977

North East (Durham)

Carole Taylor

0191 262 2229

North West (Blackburn, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire East, Knowsley, Stockport, Warrington)

Pat Woolley

0161 776 0547

South Midlands (Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes)     

01772 456444

West Midlands (Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull)

Jo Salmon

01902 721659 or 07712 526750