Our Team

As a leading Fostering Agency, we believe that every child in care deserves a loving and supportive home. Fostering First is dedicated to providing exceptional, high quality care foster care placements and support to young people in care and our expanding network of foster families. Led by Marie Faughey, our Senior Management Team has extensive experience in fostering and understand the challenges that foster carers face. We are dedicated to ensuring that our foster carers feel confident and are equipped to meet the unique needs of each child in a placement with Fostering First.

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Marie Faughey


As Director of the company Marie holds overall responsibility for all the services delivered by Fostering First
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Taryn O'Hara

Business Support Manager

Taryn manages the business functions of the agency and also holds oversight of the human resource function..
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Elaine OByrne

Elaine O'Byrne

Principal Social Worker

Elaine manages the Social Work Service within Fostering First as well as the Children Services Manager and the Therapy and Education Services.
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Nóra Ní Thuama

Principal Social Worker

Nora currently manages the Recruitment and Assessment team and has oversight of the Placement Team.
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Aideen OBrien

Aideen O'Brien

Children's Services Manager

Aideen manages our childrens services team of social care workers and education staff.
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Dean Shannon

Dean Shannon

Placements and Marketing Manager

Dean manages the placements team along with the marketing output for Fostering First
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Elaine O'Flanagan

Assessment Team Manager

Elaine manages the assessment and review team in Fostering First.
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Jessica Mooney

Recruitment and Marketing Officer

Jess is the first point of contact when someone contacts the agency regarding fostering.
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Ruth Chapman

Quality and Training Manager

Ruth coordinates training for both staff and carers and ensures that Fostering First maintains its high standard of care to children, carers and staff.
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Fiona Power

Assessment Supervisor

Fiona helps to oversee assessments carried out by Fostering First. This role includes the coordinating of training for applicants in assessment.
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Mary Adams

Mary Adams

Social Work Team Manager

Mary manages the Social Work Team in the Mid-Region of the country.
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Joanna Murray

Social Work Team Manager

Joanna manages the Social Work Team in the Southern Region of the country.

2023 Annual Report Launch

In the 2023 Annual Report launch video, Mary FY, the Director of Fostering First and Key Assets Consulting, presents the newly released report. She emphasizes that the report highlights the high-quality services provided by both organizations, focusing on their shared mission of achieving positive outcomes for children, young people, and their families. Mary underscores the significance of the success stories included in the report, describing them as both uplifting and heartwarming.

Mary also stresses the importance of the companies’ reputation and the value they place on feedback from their stakeholders. She encourages viewers to reach out with any questions or comments about the report or their services. For further information or inquiries, she directs viewers to visit their website or contact the Dublin office at 1 4171 944.

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