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Lesley Fitzgerald

Registered Manager

In July 2007 Lesley established Fitzgerald Fostering together with James Townend. She has been the service’s Registered Manager since December 2008 and has overseen its development as an outstanding agency.

Lesley has worked in social care settings with looked after children since 1984. She has worked as a Residential Child Care Officer, Residential Team Leader, Deputy Officer in Charge and as a Unit Manager. From March 2000 to March 2008, she was the Fostering Team Manager for a busy local authority with responsibility for short-term fostering, private fostering, home from home short break scheme for disabled children and supported lodgings. From March 2002 to March 2008, she was the Registered Manager for these services. Lesley has also worked as an Interim Team Manager for Fostering, Adoption and Respite Services at the another local authority; has managed a leaving care team; a children in care team; undertaken a corporate parenting project manager role; and has been an IRO.

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