Shaila Shah, former managing director of CoramBAAF has written the tribute to Roana, describing her as an “inspirational trainer” with an “unstinting commitment to children living in care or on the edge of care”.
The obituary recognises Roana’s particular dedication to helping black and minority ethnic (BAME) children. She also set up one of the first support groups for BAME adopters, who benefited from her valuable advice and skills.
Kevin Lowe, Managing Director of CoramBAAF commented: “I am very pleased to see that an obituary of our dear colleague Roana Roach has been published in the Guardian. Her significant contribution to social work and fostering and adoption is highlighted, including her clear anti-discriminatory perspectives”.
You can read the full obituary on the Guardian here.