Ward Andrews was started in 2007 by Jane Andrews and Donna Ward. Although Jane Andrews has now left the company, the name Ward Andrews is known for its committment to children and families and therefore the name has been retained.
We are a "not for profit" company that puts people first. Our mission is to provide the very best service for children and their families with out of the box thinking and solutions. We have a range of services. all delivered with the best interest of children at heart.
Donna Ward has over 25 years of Social Work experience. She has worked with very challenging adolescents in both open and secure residential settings. Donna knows fostering "from the inside" as she was a foster carer for difficult to place young people for 4 years. Donna also worked a social worker in a Local Authority Family Support team conducting complex assessments, case holding Child Protection cases and working in the Family Court arena.She has been an Independent Social Worker since 2004 and was a Children's Guardian until 2013 prior to taking responsibility for the Contact Service.
As a Local Authority Social Worker she has also produced Kinship Assessments and now conducts SGO assessments.
Donna worked in the voluntary sector for a youth advisory
and counselling service and a homeless charity. She has experience of training, practice teaching, child protection and safeguarding, substance misuse, Youth Justice and Mental
Donna is a licenced PAMs Trainer on behalf of Dr Sue McGaw and regularly trains groups of up to 25 people in the use of the Parent Assessment Manual software.
Donna has a special interest in adolescents and the management of psychological trauma. She also has an interest in Parent - Child Contact and Domestic Abuse.