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Introducing our Parent and Family Support Adviser Nick Thompson:

"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. I 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, 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. I was responsible for monitoring risk both nationally and internationally, for over 3000 placements of children with a range of needs and associated issues.

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. "