Our Team

At LiKa Family Fostering we firmly believe every child in care deserves an outstanding foster carer. We also believe every foster carer deserves an outstanding fostering team to support them.

A team of dedicated professionals

Delivering good quality support is more than just values, it’s about finding staff committed to these values, a particular type of person with a particular type of skill set. We value our staff and ensure that they also feel supported through our therapeutically inspired supervision and training to create more resilient and reflective practitioners.

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Kate-Marie Travis

Registered Manager

Meet Kate-Marie, one of LiKa’s Directors (aka The Northern Powerhouse). Not only can she run a company, but she can make a mean cuppa. A qualified Social Worker and Systemic Practitioner of 12 years, fostering is her passion. As she puts it “fostering is when some of the most vulnerable children need us most”. Her balance of passion and experience means that LiKa is in more than capable hands. Kate-Marie also uses her experience in helping to create change in a consultancy role across the UK. “To me, LiKa is a place where young people come first. We are all so passionate about the same thing. We share a language of care and commitment that I haven’t experienced before”.

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Linda Hill

Placement Manager & Co-Founder

Meet Linda, one of LiKa’s Directors and resident story-teller. She has a degree in Criminology and an MA in Social Work. With 15 years of social work practice behind her, like Kate, she has been absorbed in creating change for families. Maybe it’s something about her Irish charm or her sharp observations, but her tales will keep you spell bound. Linda’s heart was built for fostering and as she likes to say “its all in the match. Get the right carer and child together and magic just happens”. We think she’s pretty magical too. Another reason why LiKa is going from strength to strength. “I love the calibre of carers we have recruited and following their journey as they grow and develop with every challenge. They are changing lives and it’s amazing to watch.

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Jamie McCreghan

Supervising Social Worker

Meet Jamie McCreghan, our jumping kangaroo from down under. He qualified as a social worker in Australia and qualified as a systemic practitioner in the UK. Jamie’s experience lies within looked after children (LAC) and Adoption services. He’s enjoying his role as supervising social worker, supporting foster carers to develop and learn new skills. This is what he says about working for LiKa “our passions combine, which makes it a no brainer”.

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Rochelle Fraser Rochester

Support Worker

Meet Rochelle, our support worker and part time dancing queen. Rochelle supports placements through work with foster carers and children. She supports a wide variety of tasks, such as ensuring you complete daily logs on time to taking children out for fun activities while you get a few hours rest. As she puts it “I love working for LiKa Family Fostering because it is an agency that is motivated by love and child centred practice”.

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Tony Charles

Systemic Psychotherapist Consultant

Meet Tony, LiKa’s leading Family and Systemic Psychotherapist aka The South London Soother. Tony is known to be kind to himself and is the guru of self-care. He sits on our panel and leads discussions with carers in their group supervision sessions. Tony has a passion for working with families and getting an understanding of what makes us all unique. As he puts it “the rituals, experiences and stories we have about ourselves are just so fascinating”. Tony, we’re glad you’re part of the team.

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Peter Howes

Panel Advisor and Supervisor for Directors

Meet Peter Howes, LiKa’s Panel Advisor and supervisor to the Directors. You may be surprised to learn that Peter originally wanted to be a vet, but an allergy to animal fur scuppered that ambition! Peter has over 35 years of experience within social care settings, which is why we love him. With a brain full of fostering knowledge, he has been able to work as an independent child care consultant for the last 13 years, specialising in adoption and fostering. He told us “I like working for LiKa because they are focused on providing good outcomes for children.

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Steve Goodman

Agency Decision Maker

Meet Steve, our ADM. He’s got the final say on all foster carers being approved at panel. Being a northerner, he loves a pint of bitter! He also enjoys playing badminton with Kate- Marie. Steve brings a wealth of experience with him to undertake this task. He has a BA (Hons) in Psychology, an MA in Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration. His social care experience ranges from working in frontline and managerial roles. He also co-founded the Reclaiming Social Work (RSW) model alongside Isabelle Trowler, who is the U.K’s chief social worker. Tell me you’re not impressed!

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Liz Bosanquet

Assessing Social Worker

Meet Liz, she’s an ultra-marathon runner and loves 90s garage. What a combination!
Liz is a qualified social worker and systemic practitioner and undertakes assessments for LiKa. She started her career in both statutory and non-statutory roles. However, she is now inspiring the next generation of social care professionals. She is also Director of www.collectivespace.org.uk, an organization that delivers systemic training for social workers. “I like working for LiKa because they strive to provide the best experiences of care for every child with them and everyone is completely committed and passionate to this cause.

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Karen Gaughan

Systemic Psychotherapist

Karen is a Systemic Psychotherapist and qualified social worker with over 20 years experience of working with children and families. Karen comes from Blackpool and as a child dreamed of owning a shell shop! I’m not sure LiKa can help with that, but we’ll keep you posted. Karen currently supports LiKA with any clinical work with young people in placement. She told us “I like working for LiKa because they privilege a relational and therapeutic approach, not just in the direct work with foster carers and children but throughout the organization from top to bottom which attracts me.

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Katie-Marie Travis

Registered Manager

Meet Kate-Marie, one of LiKa’s Directors (aka The Northern Powerhouse). Not only can she run a company, but she can make a mean cuppa. A qualified Social Worker and Systemic Practitioner of 12 years, fostering is her passion. As she puts it “fostering is when some of the most vulnerable children need us most”. Her balance of passion and experience means that LiKa is in more than capable hands. Kate-Marie also uses her experience in helping to create change in a consultancy role across the UK. “To me, LiKa is a place where young people come first. We are all so passionate about the same thing. We share a language of care and commitment that I haven’t experienced before”.

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Linda Hill

Placement Manager & Co-Founder

Meet Linda, one of LiKa’s Directors and resident story-teller. She has a degree in Criminology and an MA in Social Work. With 15 years of social work practice behind her, like Kate, she has been absorbed in creating change for families. Maybe it’s something about her Irish charm or her sharp observations, but her tales will keep you spell bound. Linda’s heart was built for fostering and as she likes to say “its all in the match. Get the right carer and child together and magic just happens”. We think she’s pretty magical too. Another reason why LiKa is going from strength to strength. “I love the calibre of carers we have recruited and following their journey as they grow and develop with every challenge. They are changing lives and it’s amazing to watch.

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Jamie McCreghan

Supervising Social Worker

Meet Jamie McCreghan, our jumping kangaroo from down under. He qualified as a social worker in Australia and qualified as a systemic practitioner in the UK. Jamie’s experience lies within looked after children (LAC) and Adoption services. He’s enjoying his role as supervising social worker, supporting foster carers to develop and learn new skills. This is what he says about working for LiKa “our passions combine, which makes it a no brainer”.

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Rochelle Fraser Rochester

Support Worker

Meet Rochelle, our support worker and part time dancing queen. Rochelle supports placements through work with foster carers and children. She supports a wide variety of tasks, such as ensuring you complete daily logs on time to taking children out for fun activities while you get a few hours rest. As she puts it “I love working for LiKa Family Fostering because it is an agency that is motivated by love and child centred practice”.

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Tony Charles

Systemic Psychotherapist Consultant

Meet Tony, LiKa’s leading Family and Systemic Psychotherapist aka The South London Soother. Tony is known to be kind to himself and is the guru of self-care. He sits on our panel and leads discussions with carers in their group supervision sessions. Tony has a passion for working with families and getting an understanding of what makes us all unique. As he puts it “the rituals, experiences and stories we have about ourselves are just so fascinating”. Tony, we’re glad you’re part of the team.

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Peter Howes

Panel Advisor and Supervisor for Directors

Meet Peter Howes, LiKa’s Panel Advisor and supervisor to the Directors. You may be surprised to learn that Peter originally wanted to be a vet, but an allergy to animal fur scuppered that ambition! Peter has over 35 years of experience within social care settings, which is why we love him. With a brain full of fostering knowledge, he has been able to work as an independent child care consultant for the last 13 years, specialising in adoption and fostering. He told us “I like working for LiKa because they are focused on providing good outcomes for children.

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Steve Goodman

Agency Decision Maker

Meet Steve, our ADM. He’s got the final say on all foster carers being approved at panel. Being a northerner, he loves a pint of bitter! He also enjoys playing badminton with Kate- Marie. Steve brings a wealth of experience with him to undertake this task. He has a BA (Hons) in Psychology, an MA in Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration. His social care experience ranges from working in frontline and managerial roles. He also co-founded the Reclaiming Social Work (RSW) model alongside Isabelle Trowler, who is the U.K’s chief social worker. Tell me you’re not impressed!

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Liz Bosanquet

Assessing Social Worker

Meet Liz, she’s an ultra-marathon runner and loves 90s garage. What a combination!
Liz is a qualified social worker and systemic practitioner and undertakes assessments for LiKa. She started her career in both statutory and non-statutory roles. However, she is now inspiring the next generation of social care professionals. She is also Director of www.collectivespace.org.uk, an organization that delivers systemic training for social workers. “I like working for LiKa because they strive to provide the best experiences of care for every child with them and everyone is completely committed and passionate to this cause.

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Karen Gaughan

Systemic Psychotherapist

Karen is a Systemic Psychotherapist and qualified social worker with over 20 years experience of working with children and families. Karen comes from Blackpool and as a child dreamed of owning a shell shop! I’m not sure LiKa can help with that, but we’ll keep you posted. Karen currently supports LiKA with any clinical work with young people in placement. She told us “I like working for LiKa because they privilege a relational and therapeutic approach, not just in the direct work with foster carers and children but throughout the organization from top to bottom which attracts me.

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