Foster care

Inspection Rating

We are rated an Outstanding Service by Ofsted with the following key features:

A history of providing individualised foster care, resulting in positive outcomes for children and young people.

Effective promotion of diversity and equality in all aspects of the service.

Effective matching and supervision.

Planned packages of support to enable children's needs to be met in a holistic manner.

A skilled and experienced staff group, with a manager who provides effective leadership.

Well developed Quality Assurance Systems.

Our aims and objectives

  • To provide a wide variety of placements in order to meet the diverse needs of the individual child/young person.
  • To see the young person as an individual and ensure the placement fits his/her needs, not the other way around.
  • To work in partnership with social workers and families to meet the needs of the child/young person.
  • To respect the child/young person and teach him/her to respect others.
  • To promote the welfare of the child/young person by working with the care plan towards achievable goals.

Foster Hand Hold

What we offer

We can offer long and short-term placements to all ages of young people and sibling groups, although we recognise that many of our referrals will be for those young people who have had numerous difficulties in their previous placements. Our foster carers have experience of working with challenging behaviour and receive the highest level of support, supervision, training and guidance.

Types of Placement -

  • Children with challenging behaviour.
  • Abused young people i.e. physically, emotionally and sexually abused boys and girls
  • Children who abuse, including risk assessment work.
  • Sibling groups.
  • Remands.
  • Mothers and babies/young children, where parenting skills are a high priority.
  • Additional specialist therapeutic input can be provided in the form of direct work with the child or through consultancy support on an extra cost basis.