Fran is the Support Youth Worker for some of the Connected groups within the Children and Young People’s Service. Her role is to support attendees to engage with all that Connected can offer and help to create a safe and welcoming environment for children and young people. Fran has worked with children and young people throughout her career before qualifying as a Youth Worker in 2019. Having previously worked for TalkAdoption (children and young people’s service within After Adoption) – she began her role with Adoption UK immediately following her graduation. Splitting her time between Cardiff and Carmarthen, Fran has since worked as a Therapeutic Play Assistant in Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, supporting children as they access hospital treatment. Whilst also working for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, supporting future Youth Workers in their professional development through placement opportunities. In her free time, Fran works with children and young people through the medium of the performing arts and works with several schools and companies across South West Wales.