Interviews

Ruth Kirkpatrick is the Panel Adviser at Diagrama Fostering and Adoption. She has worked with the agency for five years and, in this interview, she shares her experience of working with prospective foster carers and adopters, explaining more about what her role entails.

Tell us, how did you hear about Diagrama?

I joined the agency in 2011, when it was known as Cabrini Children’s Society, as an Adoption Panel member. I was appointed as an independent member as I am an adoptive parent to two children, now aged 14 and 16.

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Carla Jellema is the participation officer at Diagrama Foundation. She has held this role for two years now and, in this interview, she shares her experience of working with children, explaining what her role is about.

How did you first get involved with Diagrama?

I was already working with the team assisting with admin when this position opened up and it was something I had been very interested in doing for a while so I applied and was successful!.

Tell us more about your role and what it involves.

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Mandy Burgoyne has been working for 10 years at Cabrini House, Diagrama's residential home for adults with learning disabilities, where she started as a support worker. Currently, she holds a care co-ordinator role and her testimony draws a nice picture about what working at Cabrini House is like. 

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Alin Marinescu is one of the young people who participated in "Greener Futures for Young People", a Diagrama Foundation’s European project that took place in 2011. We talked to Alin 2 years later to find out what he has been up to. Read more...