AFA Fostering is run by co-Directors Nigel Pickering and Graeme Duncombe who share over 60 years’ experience of social work, fostering, family placement work and management experience between them. Graeme Duncombe I have nearly thirty years experience in social work, child protection and family placement work and I have worked as a senior manager in an independent fostering agency for a lengthy period. I have very significant former experience in the statutory sector, managing family placement services. I additionally have up to date experience working in a Local Authority Child Protection social work setting that has given me considerable insight in to the issues facing children and families and also the challenges faced by the professionals involved. I firmly believe that every child and young person should have a good opportunity to make their way in life.