Senior lecturer in social work at Northumbria University. He qualified as a social worker in 1992 and is a registered practitioner with the Health Care Professions Council. For twenty years he specialised in working with children and young people ‘looked after’ by foster carers and was a member of the Fostering Network’s national steering group focusing on fostering children with disabilities and support groups. His research interests include autism, foster care, grandparents/ kinship care and fathers/ male carers.
Author: Philip Heslop