Director & Registered Manager
Anna started her career working with children at a nursery and qualifying as a nursery nurse. After developing an interest in child protection she moved to work for a Local Authority within two children’s residential settings where she remained for over eleven years. Over this time she carried out the roles of child care worker, shift leader, assistant manager and acting Head of Care Practice and also qualified as a Social Worker with First Class Honours.
Anna completed work within locality children’s services teams and a private fostering agency as part of her social work degree and upon qualifying took up the post of Specialist Supervising Social Worker in a Local Authority trauma outreach and specialist fostering project. The project was an extension of the existing residential provision and Anna played a key role in helping to establish this service. Anna was commended for her work with the team of specialist foster carers, the quality of recruitment and the support she offered her team. Many of the placements proved to be very successful with several carers choosing to commit to their foster children long term, despite this not being the initial plan.
In addition to this role Anna carried out Regulation 33 (now 44) visits to White Orchid Care from the point it first opened and in 2015 took up the post of registered manager. Since being in post the home has received an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating and the children placed continue to make exceptional progress.