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Sarah Milan

Sarah Milan

Director

Sarah.Milan@ReesFoundation.org

Sarah was a social worker for 10 years in child protection, fostering and adoption and was in the looked after children team for a local authority in South London. She worked directly with children and their families, supporting foster and adoptive placements.

Sarah completed an MA in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education undertook an MA in Charity Management at St Mary’s College London in 2013.

Afshan Ahmad

Afshan Ahmad

Project Development Manager

Afshan.Ahmad@ReesFoundation.org

Afshan has over 25 years’ experience in social work in the areas of residential childcare, preparation for independence, counselling, fostering services and support services for sexually abused young women.

Previously, Afshan was a Project Development Manager and Life Story Work Consultant She has presented international workshops, produced training for carers, professionals and young people, co-authored articles on life story work and direct work with children and has also co-produced films and training tools.

Shel Chawner

Shel Chawner

National Fundraising Manager

Shel.Chawner@ReesFoundation.org

Shel has worked for 10 years within a fostering environment having been involved with the recruitment, assessment and approval of foster carers.  She has worked within the administrative role and also from the Marketing and Recruitment Role.  Shel is now undertaking the role of National Fundraising Manager working closely with Trust and Foundations to acquire more funding to enable the foundation to continue to achieve its Aims and Objectives in supporting all care leavers.

Binta Bah

Binta Bah

Senior Project Worker

Binta.Bah@reesfoundation.org

Binta previously worked full time for FCA/CoreAssets for 5 years as a participation officer then changed roles to project worker. Before that she worked as a Care Experienced Consultant, doing projects with other FCA care leavers.

She participated in the Belonging Tour, sat on interview panels for social workers, developed Steps to Independence training for FCA care leavers and joined in an annual trip to Wales. She attended and presented at IFCO conferences in Canada, Bulgaria, and Estonia. She ran a 6 months group for care leavers who wanted to stay in contact with FCA, the group was a safe space where care leavers could meet each other share their experiences, eat and watch movies.

She graduated with a 2:1 in Law with Criminology, and has been working with Rees, The Care Leavers Foundation since June 2016.

She has a lifelong dream of becoming a Lawyer

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