We would like to wish the very best to our retiring Registered Manager, Shirley McGaffin. After two years supporting the set-up of FCL Fostering since 2020 we welcomed a ‘Good’ first Ofsted inspection in 2021. “I am pleased to have finished the end of my 40 year career with the highlight of working with all the amazing fostering families and colleagues”. We wish you a fantastic retirement!  


We are now pleased to announce the appointment of our new Team Manager, Darren Kelly, who has over 15 years’ experience as a Social Worker with previous management experience.   

“I am really pleased to be taking on the role as Team Manager at FCL Fostering. It is a responsibility and challenge that I am looking forward to undertaking. I am very excited to be working with my colleagues at FCL including our fantastic foster carers and helping to progress and drive the agency forward with everyone over the coming years.” 

 We welcome Darren’s experience and input to help FCL Fostering develop and thrive over the coming years to support many families and children.  


Wherever you are in your fostering journey, if you would like to give Darren a call to find out about the benefits of fostering with FCL, please ring on 07563 733 437 or email Darren.kelly@fcl.care   


FCL Fostering – Fostering Changes Life  


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