Dr Valerie Wigfall is the newest CFT Trustee, having been invited to join the Trustee Board just at the point of retiring from her academic research career in 2011.
The invitation was timely, in that participation is enabling her to continue her long standing interest in adoption, fostering and children in care. Her many years experience researching these groups has provided evidence of both good and bad practice in the UK and in Europe. She feels very privileged to be associated with The CFT, which from her introduction to the organisation is clearly achieving some of the highest standards of fostering for the children in its care.
Valerie is looking forward to a long association with The CFT during her retirement, and to closer involvement with its staff, Carers and the other Trustees. She plans to share her time between this and her other passions of playing classical guitar, art and craft, and swimming. At the same time she and her architect husband, Geoff, will be shifting their focus from an urban London lifestyle to a more rural existence in Hampshire.