Hello. My name is Nick Thompson and I am pleased to be the Parent and Family Support Adviser (PFSA) for the Exmoor Federation.
My background is in education and social care and initially I trained as a teacher and taught in a young offenders establishment before moving to work within social services in the Midlands.
I worked in children's residential care for nearly 20 years engaging with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and qualified as a social worker during this period with an emphasis on Children and Families.
Additional time was spent in Youth Justice and Child Protection teams. After several years in this area I moved to work in the field of social care recruitment for the next 11 years eventually specialising in a National Compliance role responsible for monitoring systems and legislation.
My next role was within the largest independent fostering provider in the UK responsible for monitoring risk both nationally and internationally for over 3000 placements of children with a range of needs and with all the associated issues that arose.
I look forward to providing support, advice and assistance in whatever capacity to parents and children in order to help children reach their full potential.