Nicola Hill is a trainer, foster carer and author.
Nicola has trained staff on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) awareness and given seminars on how to target and recruit LGBT foster carers and adopters.
She has also given talks at recruitment events about her experience of fostering. This includes how she uses Social Pedagogy in fostering two children aged 12 and 15.
BAAF has published two of her books about lesbian and gay adoption and fostering, Proud Parents and The Pink Guide to Adoption.
These feature in-depth interviews with over 20 LGBT parents and carers as well as some of their children.
Nicola is a panel member for Tower Hamlets. She also sits on the Department for Education’s expert panel on improving permanence for looked after children. She wrote a paper based on her experience of fostering with recommendations for policy and practice improvements. Nicola recently joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on looked after children.
Nicola’s passion is to increase the number of LGBT people coming forward to adopt or foster and to improve the experience of foster carers and adopters.
She offers training covering:
- targeting and recruiting LGBT adopters and foster carers
- research on gay and lesbian parenting – dispelling myths and fears
- her own and other LGBT people’s experience of adopting and fostering
- children’s experience of being adopted or fostered by LGBT people
- how to improve retention of foster carers
- LGBT awareness
- Social Pedagogy in fostering and adoption
A course can be tailored to your needs and offered as half or full day training session.
Nicola’s style is interactive, fun and challenging. Here’s some feedback:
‘I just wanted to thank you again for your great presentation yesterday. It was informative, interesting and engaging. We received some more feedback after you were gone and it was all very positive, people were impressed and benefited a lot from your input.’ Manuel Kaska, Jacaranda Development Trainer
Training is suitable for social workers, foster carers or adopters, policy makers, panel members, council or agency staff.
Region: London, will travel
Cost: £600 for a full day workshop, £400 for a half-day plus travel expenses.
Contact: Nicola Hill 020 8806 9893 or 07958 545 837 or Nicola_hill@talktalk.net