Bridget Betts qualified as a social worker in 1980, and she has held a variety of posts in both the statutory and voluntary sectors during the course of her career. Bridget has worked in the field of adoption and fostering for the past 18 years, and her role has included the training and preparation of carers and the preparation of children for permanence and adoption, including the completion of life story work. Bridget brings to this area her own experience as an adopted person.

Since April 1999 Bridget has worked as an independent social worker; she currently works on a freelance basis as a trainer and consultant for a number of agencies.

Bridget has produced three interactive CDs for use with children, one film and two books, all of which are available from BAAF, and is working on further resources.

Bridget has been chair of the Midlands Family Placement Group (2008 2010) and is chair of Family Futures Adoption Panel. She is also a director of Fostering People Too, an independent fostering service based in Essex which was judged by Ofsted as outstanding.

To see a list of the agencies and local authorities with which Bridget has worked, click here.