Meet the Team

Lou and Lynda Boden: Founding Directors 

Lynda and Lou founded Chrysalis Care in 1997 with more than 40 years of child care experience between them; Lou as a Senior Social Worker and manager of children’s homes, whilst Lynda was instrumental in establishing a Leaving Care team as a youth and community worker. Lou and Lynda were themselves foster carers for over 12 years, specialising in working with adolescents.

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Allé Pflaumer and Sarah Boden-de Mel: Directors

Allé is a qualified teacher and Play Therapist and was involved in establishing the Children’s Services department within Chrysalis Care, which now provides over 23 different support services for children and young people placed with us. 

Sarah is a qualified Social Worker, who as well as supervising foster carers, has been involved in marketing the services of Chrysalis Care and in establishing successful partnerships with Local Authorities.

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Staff Team

Our fantastic staff team is made up of administrative support, social workers, leaders and managers and are here to support foster carers, their families and children and young people who are fostered and where appropriate, their families. This includes ensuring panel runs smoothly, making financial arrangements, undertaking regulatory checks, organising training, contributing to reviews, assessing and report writing or matching children with foster carers. Our social workers are dedicated to advising and supporting foster carers 24 hours a day and our Children’s Services Team offer practical help and support.