Leanne has been a carer since 2006. In that time, she has looked after a number of children with high and complex needs including ADHD, ASD, intellectual impairment and early trauma.
In 2015, Leanne was awarded both the State and National titles of Barnardos Mother of the Year #MOTY for her work in Foster Care. She also holds a Bachelor of Teaching (with a specialisation in Early Childhood Education), in addition to 30+ years experience in teaching children from birth to age 8.
Married to her husband of 32 years Geoff, Leanne’s greatest passion is for keeping siblings together. She is also the proud grandmother to three (and counting!)