Education can play a vital role in the outcomes for children in care, yet often this can be one of the biggest challenges for foster carers.
To address the issues faced by foster carers, Diagrama Fostering has a specialist education adviser to help people who use our services to access the most appropriate educational support.
Elaine Mattera has worked within the education sector for the past 30 years, predominantly in primary schools as both a class teacher and headteacher. She is also an experienced adopter, having adopted siblings with her husband in 2006.
Elaine provides advice on educational issues, as well as one-to-one support where possible. She also runs our education workshops and attends our fostering support groups from time to time.
If Diagrama foster carers would like support with their child/young person’s education, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Elaine will respond directly.
Look out for details of our online question and answer sessions open to foster carers and adopters from outside the organisation as well. Dates will be published on the events page of our fostering and adoption blog.