OFTSED have highlighted that the best Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) know what the commissioners (Local Authorities) and foster carers want. Here is a list of what top fostering agencies provide:
Good support from their allocated supervising social worker and the and the agency as a whole
Experienced and knowledgeable supervising social workers and managers
Good practice, clear policies and procedures and guidance
Treat foster carers as valuable members of the professional team / network.
Time and resources. This includes:
Regular supervision and contact with their allocated supervising social worker
Comprehensive training and ongoing development
Access to regular support groups
Access to additional services e.g., health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) etc. based on the individual needs of the child
Peer support and learning
At People Who Foster have built strong working partnerships with local authorities and we believe our foster carers should reflect the needs of children and young people coming into care.
Come and join us – we are a family run company who pride ourselves in placing the needs of children at the heart of what we do. If you are enthusiastic, caring and have time to spare, then get in touch with us today.
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