Our structure

Executive Committee

Membership of NAFP is based on placement numbers organised in tiers and the Executive consists of the following elected representatives:

Tier 1: Allan Madeley, Acorn Care/Fostering Solutions
Tier 1: David Oldham, Foster Care Associates
Tier 1: Gareth Walton, PICS
Tier 3: Brenda Farrell, Barnardo's (Vice-Chair)
Tier 3: Bernie Gibson, Compass Community
Tier 3: Tim Notchell, SWIIS Foster Care
Tier 4: Laurie Long, Action for Children
Tier 4: Laurie Gregory, Foster Care Co-Operative
Tier 4: Grace Wyatt, Nexus Fostering (Chair)
Tier 5: Anna Rooney, Father Hudson's
Tier 5: Jonathan Toomey, Foster Care UK

Grace Wyatt, Director of Nexus Fostering, has been Chair of NAFP since October 2012.

NAFP constitution

Executive elections

NAFP's Executive has responsibility for:

  • General oversight of NAFP's operations
  • Recommendation for approval by the Board of the organisation’s long term objectives and strategy
  • Recommendation for approval by the Board of the annual operating expenditure budgets, and any material changes to them

The Executive is made up of representatives from organisations at each tier of membership to ensure a broad range of views can be taken into account when issues are discussed. Executive members serve for a term of three years.

NAFP is currently inviting nominations for one position for members at tier five (0-99 placements), placement numbers as 1 April 2017.

To be successful, nominees must generally be a senior employee of a member organisation, and be willing to commit to attend four meetings per year and to contribute to the development of NAFP. Successful nominees may go forward to a ballot and are requested to submit a written biography of approximately 100 words to accompany their nomination form.

If any members at tier five would like to put themselves forward for election, please complete a nomination form and return it to:

Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers
PO Box 47299
London W7 9BH

By 5.00pm Friday 9 June 2017

If you would like any further information about the role of the Executive or the election process, please do get in touch with our CEO, Harvey Gallagher.