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James Townend

Managing Director

James has worked in children’s social care settings since 1994. This has included: Working as a Residential Child Care Officer and Manager; Duty and Referral Team Social Worker and Manager; Working as a Child Protection Co-coordinator and Independent Reviewing Officer; Managing Child Protection and Independent Reviewing Services; and as a Service Manager of Children’s Services.

Since establishing Fitzgerald Fostering with Lesley in 2007, James has worked for several authorities offering consultation and interim management cover in respect of safeguarding services. He has also been the Responsible Individual for Fitzgerald Fostering and their Agency Decision Maker, working alongside Lesley to ensure the agency is delivering excellent support to its foster carers and the children they care for.

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