About Sarah Anderson
Lead Fostering Consultant.
Sarah has supported and represented carers from beginnings in her local authority fostering association, to heading up and developing up a successful union branch for foster carers, and then an Alliance for foster carers. Sarah set up her independent consultancy in July 2021.
After many years as a psychotherapist in NHS adolescent mental health Sarah wanted to dedicate more time to looked after children, she became a foster carer specialising in adolescents.
Sarah has been fostering for 15 years and now has what she calls her ‘wonderful extended family’, some of those now with families of their own. However as she moved into the fostering arena she became starkly aware of the challenges facing foster carers and the industry and has spent many years working with carers, providers and related organisations. Sarah has extensive experience and knowledge of foster care from a unique perspective which informs her work as an Independent Fostering Consultant.