Liz is currently seconded to work in the Family and Friends Assessment and Support Team for Gloucestershire County Council. Her role involves assessment and training of prospective kinship carers and private fostering arrangements. She has previously worked as a fostering recruitment social worker for Gloucestershire County Council. Her role involved recruitment, assessment and training of prospective foster carers. She has also been involved both the commissioning and delivery of training programmes for the children’s workforce in Gloucestershire and foster carers (post approval). Earlier in her career she worked as a Children and Families Social Worker for South Gloucestershire County Council; this role involved working directly with children and their families who were both in need (s.17) and in need of protection (s.47).