New Trustees to Propel Strategic Growth

The Foster Care Charity Welcomes New Trustees to Strengthen Governance & Propel Strategic Growth

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We celebrate our new chapter and charitable status with the appointment of Donna Jackman and Simon Egerton to our Board of Trustees, effective September 2023. And, we say goodbye to Elizabeth (Betty) Hutton who has stepped down from her role on our Board of Trustees.

Established in 1999, The Foster Care Charity (formerly the Foster Care Co-operative) has been dedicated to placing children in nurturing family homes for more than two decades. As an independent not-for-profit foster care agency, The Foster Care Charity (FCC) operates with a commitment to reinvesting any surplus income. Through this approach we aim to ensure the provision of enhanced individual foster care support; facilitate the recruitment and training of additional foster carers; and help contribute to the creation of stable, loving home environments for an increasing number of children.

Our mission revolves around making a profound difference in the lives of children. We are unwavering in our commitment to providing the best possible fostering support, with the goal of fostering happiness and success.

Donna & Simon - new trustees for The Foster Care Charity

The appointment of Donna Jackman and Simon Egerton as Trustees marks a significant step forward for us. Donna’s extensive experience in strategic and operational leadership in Children and Family Services and Simon’s distinguished career as a Company Director, Magistrate and community leader align seamlessly with our charitable mission.

“The Foster Care Charity is well known for being value driven and child centred, both aspects which resonate deeply with me. Along with my fellow Trustees, we are committed to helping make a real differences to children’s lives. The next chapter for the charity is going to be so innovative and I look forward to being involved,” said Donna Jackman, Trustee of The Foster Care Charity

“The work of The Foster Care Charity is so important to the children and families it touches , I hope that my being a Trustee with the experience I can bring to the organisation will make that work all the more effective and successful,” said Simon Egerton, Trustee of The Foster Care Charity. 

Elizabeth (Betty) Hutton, who has played a pivotal role as an FCC Director and Company Secretary for the past 5 years and who helped in the transition from co-operative to charity status, is gratefully acknowledged for her dedicated service as she steps down from the Board of Trustees.

Betty says “So much positive change has taken place during my five years as part of the team of FCC, not least of all, our move to charity status. Although very saddened not to be in a position to continue, I have every confidence that, under excellent leadership and with the truly motivated workforce, together with existing and newly appointed Trustees, FCC is in a position for an exciting new phase. My friends at FCC are sure to keep me informed, so that I continue to share and enjoy the success story.”

The Foster Care Charity is proud of its track record, with an average child placement length of over 3 years. With Donna and Simon joining our trusted board of advisers, we look forward to their invaluable contributions as we continue to pursue our organisation’s commitment to creating stable and nurturing environments for children across England and Wales.

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