The Orchard Fostering Team

Meet the team

We are delighted to introduce you to our team, who manage our services on a day to day basis and are committed to providing the highest standard of care.

The team in Orchard Fostering has extensive experience working with vulnerable children and foster families. We recognise the need for a holistic and therapeutic foster service, where our foster carers receive a supportive framework in order to welcome vulnerable children into their homes and grow positively, enjoying the fostering experience.

Meet our Management Team

orchard fostering agency principle social worker jennifer sinnott

Jenny Sinnott

Managing Director 

Jenny joined Orchard Fostering in 2017 as Principal Social Worker. In 2019 Jenny moved into the role of Director of Operations and has since become the Managing Director of the service. Jenny obtained her master’s degree in social work in 2009. Jenny has also worked as a counsellor since 2013 and qualified as a psychotherapist in 2016. Jenny has extensive experience in foster care and is a member of the TUSLA Foster Care Committee in Dublin North City, this committee oversees all issues related to foster carers.

orchard fostering agency Orla Carroll Principal Social Worker

Orla Carroll

Principal Social Worker

Orla joined Orchard Fostering in 2014 as a social worker and was promoted to the role of Team Leader for Support Services in 2017 and was responsible for managing a team of link workers who provide support to the foster carers in the service. Orla stepped up to the role of Principal Social Worker in 2021. Orla graduated from UCD in 2013 with a Masters in Social Work and prior to joining Orchard Fostering worked in the fostering service in Tusla.

Sabrina McArdle

Therapeutic Lead/Play Therapist

Sabrina graduated with a BA in Social Care from DIT in 2010, and joined Orchard Fostering in 2012 as a social care worker. In 2013, Sabrina began training as a play therapist and is fully qualified. She developed the social care service within the organisation and was promoted to the role of Team Leader in 2016. Sabrina moved into the role of therapeutic lead in 2020, which involves the identification, implementation and ongoing oversight of additional supports for foster carers and young people. Sabrina graduated with a BA in Social Care from DIT in 2010. Prior to joining Orchard Fostering Sabrina worked in the children’s residential sector.

orchard fostering agency staff team leader social care sabrina mcardle

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