David Demetriou-Smith | Meet the Team at Lorimer Fostering

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David Demetriou-Smith

Registered Manager (Designate)

I joined Lorimer Fostering in September 2022. I am the Registered Manager (Designate) and part of the management team and predominantly have oversight of auditing and quality assurance. I have various child care and management qualifications including a BA Hons First Class Degree in Social Work and ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Children’s and Young People’s Services.

Having qualified as a social worker in 2012, I have over 10 years’ experience working within the fostering sector in a variety of different roles. These roles have meant I have been involved with initial home visits when enquiring to foster, carrying out Form F Assessments, supervising foster carers and most recently supervising a staff team.

I gained my Practice Educator Award over 5 years ago and have experience of supporting social work students on final year placements and supporting them to gain their qualification.