This website provides support and learning materials for Nottinghamshire County Council foster carers.

It has been created to provide you with resources, information, development and education to help you on your fostering journey.

Not a foster carer? If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please visit the County Council website or fill out the enquiry form.

Team Members and Duty contacts details for the fostering teams

Short Breaks & Fostering Service Disabled Children

Rachel Taylor-Murray - Team Manager

South Fostering Team

Ruth Goodison - Team Manager

North Fostering Team

Nicola Hardy - Team Manager

Central Team

Jayne Ripley and Rachel Taylor-Murray - Team Managers

Family and Friends

Alison Hardy - Team Manager

Fostering Family Support Team

Zoe Dean - Team Manager

Please speak to your SSW for further information about referral to the team

  • Melissa Blockley DDP Social Work Practice Consultant (Therapeutic)
  • Ali Weston Fostering Family Support Worker
  • Leisha James Fostering Family Support Worker
  • Carolyn Makings Fostering Family Support Worker
  • Lisa Eardley Fostering Family Support Worker
  • David Mason Fostering Family Support Worker

Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team

Rochelle Wallace - Team Manager

  • Harry Clarke Business Support Administrator:  Tel: 0115 804 1513 Email:

  • Team duty number: 0115 804 4440 Team duty email:

  • Penny Hannah Fostering Support Officer

  • Charlotte Jones Fostering Support Officer

  • Prue Oakden Fostering Support Officer

  • Gavin Taylor Advanced Practitioner

  • Maggie Burgar Supervising Social Worker

  • Andrea Dore Supervising Social Worker

  • Richard Hill Supervising Social Worker

  • Louise Spencer Supervising Social Worker

  • Proches Tairo Supervising Social Worker

  • Alleyshia Thomas Supervising Social Worker

Payment/Financial Enquiries

Foster Carers are paid on a Monday to Sunday basis, with payments going into the bank account on Friday. Foster carers are paid 5 days in arrears and 2 days in advance. The payments team can be reached on:

Tel: 0115 804 3840 Email:

Youth Service County Wide Team  - No Labels (Young People Looked Team)

Katie Whitby – Senior Practitioner

Getting Support

If you feel you need additional support with this website, please email or call 0115 804 4440.

For feedback about this website, please complete the online form. This will help us to shape future developments.

The Fostering Network Advice and Mediation contact details: 

Caron Heath - 0133 295 9980 - mobile 07918 708945 - email