fabtic is proud to place the child at the centre of all its work.
fabtic Managing Director Joanna Foster is experienced in working with adults with mental health problems and children with firesetting behaviour. Joanna understands the often complex needs of children and families struggling to cope with the pressures of the modern world, including poverty, mental ill health and social exclusion.
Joanna is sensitive, kind and trustworthy in all her dealings with children and families, working to the strictest ethical and privacy codes. All fabtic services are confidential, sharing information with others only when needing to protect the safety of a child or others who may be at risk of harm.
If you are a parent concerned that your child is setting fires, fabtic can work with you and your child to address the behaviour and help ensure your family are safe from the dangers of fire.
As a professional agency, you can commission fabtic to work directly with children up to the age of 18 years to address their firesetting behaviour. In addition to her academic qualifications, Joanna has received extensive training in delivering effective firesetting interventions work, child protection and safeguarding, mental ill health, trauma informed care and direct work. This alongside her eighteen years’ experience of working with children with firesetting behaviour in a multi-disciplinary setting equips her to accept referrals from professional organisations including fire services, social care, mental health, schools and youth justice.
Understanding the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship, Joanna works directly with children and teenagers to deliver fire safety education in an age-appropriate, needs-focused way.
Whether you are a parent or a professional, Joanna will work with you to address the firesetting behaviour. Joanna will ensure you are kept informed of her work and progress throughout, and that you receive the highest quality care – delivered with integrity and honesty – at all times.
In the Media
See Joanna’s work featured on the BBC and in the Financial Times
Read more about Joanna’s publications and writing projects
Access Joanna’s thesis exploring the identification of risk and need in children who set fires