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Caroline Fonjock

Director and QSW

Safeguarding, Quality Assurance, ECH Chair, Registered Provider, OFSTED Children’s Home

Caroline Fonjock has experience in three local authorities as a frontline Social Worker, manager and independent practitioner in child protection roles. She has experience chairing LADO and strategy meetings. Caroline has worked in the community within youth development and spent time overseas working in India with street children, before moving into residential children’s home provisions in the UK. Caroline is responsible for safeguarding training and provides the team with individual safeguarding discussion and mentoring when staff have a concern. She is on the interview panel for new candidates in order to ensure a good safeguarding knowledge for all employees and is available to the on-call social worker and staff for advice 365 days a year.

Lionel Fonjock

Director and QSW

Operations, referrals, liaison with local authorities, Registered Provider CQC Domiciliary Care Service

Lionel Fonjock is a qualified Social Worker and has worked in the leaving and after care team since 2005. This shaped his thinking about the need of care leavers and resulted in the creation of FEVACA. Lionel created a charity in Cameroon whose main objective was to support children in an orphanage, with a particular focus on the young people’s ability to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and self-reliance. Lionel is in regular contact with both staff and young people at FEVACA and prioritises visits to all the projects, as well as reviews of the community service client’s service packages. More recently Lionel has created the FEVACA Foundation, a charity that will support vulnerable young people and care leavers in the UK as they move into adulthood.

Monica De Castro

Operational Manager

Operations of all three services, deputising for Directors

Monica is a Social Worker and Operational Manager having joined the team in 2012. Monica has a background of working within different social settings and has experience managing services for both young people and the elderly both in the UK and in Portugal. Monica is responsible for the day to day operations of our services and deputises for the Directors when required. Monica is also a practice educator for social work students and is a licensed trainer of the Outcome Star.

Hannah Cornish

Contracts and Compliance Manager

Hannah joined the Fevaca team in June 2017 as the Contracts and Compliance Manager. Hannah’s responsibilities are to ensure that all Fevaca Care services are in line with regulatory requirements under Ofsted and the CQC Framework. In addition, monitoring services to meet with the required contracts and service specifications outlined by placing Local Authorities. Hannah liaises with Commissioners to understand Local Authorities requirements in the market of social care to develop services to meet the needs of vulnerable client groups. Hannah has several years of experience of working within Local Authority Commissioning, Contracts and Resource management within Social Care. Hannah originally established her career working with adults and older people’s services, but transitioned into children and young people’s services. This also incorporated working with adults with learning disabilities and residential educational establishments with SEND. In recent months, Hannah has joined a group of Practitioners to help develop the Fevaca Foundation and works as a Director for this Charity.

Dr Jane Herd

QSW – Interim Health & Wellbeing Manager

Health & Wellbeing Service

Dr Jane Herd has a worked in children’s health and social care for over 30 years with 22 year’s experience in child and adolescent mental health. She has a professional doctorate from the Tavistock and Portman and her research interest is hard to reach adolescents. Dr Herd has substantial experience in the development, management, directorship and provision of therapeutic mental health services for hard to reach, traumatised and marginalised children and young people. She is also a senior lecturer and principal research fellow in relationship based social work, complex cases, trauma, attachment and neurodevelopment. She is currently founder, CEO and registered manager of Orb8, a CQC registered community mental health service for children and young people. She is acting as Interim Health Service Manager at Fevaca, promoting the health and wellbeing of the children and young people at Fevaca through the work of the houses health leads, whom she supervises.

Miguel Valerio

Service Manager Supported Housing

Supported Housing Service

Miguel Valerio is a Social Worker with experience and training in subjects regarding criminology and children protection. After several years teaching and researching these subjects, Miguel moved to the UK where he started working in FEVACA (2014) and continued his studies.

Nicola Ashdown

Office Manager

Nicola is our Office Manager and joined us in February 2016 as a Bookkeeper. Since joining, Nicola has worked her way up in the company and oversees all admin, HR and financial tasks. Nicola is responsible for ensuring the admin team keep accurate and appropriate records and corresponds with the accountants sending them year-end reports. Nicola came from a background in education and decided on a career change into finance completing her AAT Level 3. She is looking forward to furthering her career by studying AAT Level 4 in the future.

Ryan Homer

Education Manager QTS

Education Service

Ryan is the Education Service Manager at FEVACA. He is a qualified teacher who trained to teach the 14-19 age group in vocational studies. He has managed educational organisations overseas and has extensive experience of working with young people in both primary and secondary school settings in the UK and in Hong Kong. Ryan is responsible for coordinating and supporting the education team and provision. His qualifications include MSc in Information Technology in Education, Qualified Teacher Status, PGCE and a BA (Hon).

Tracey Wall

Registered Manager (CQC)

CQC Domiciliary care service 0-65

Yvonne Shaw

Registered Manager (OFSTED)

Registered Children’s Home (14-18)