Ofsted inspection Report 2018

Judgement outcome: Good

“The agency recruits skilled, committed carers who come from diverse backgrounds. They are well equipped to meet the needs of the local community within which they are located. This allows young people to remain close to their schools and family support networks”

“Foster carers value the support and guidance offered by the agency.”

“They view the registered manager as the main fulcrum of the agency and describe her as extremely supportive.”

“One carer commented, ‘You always hear a familiar voice when you need it.'”

“Foster carers report that the assessment and approval processes are positive.”

“One carer described the process as ‘therapeutic’ and a good, realistic Introduction and preparation for fostering.””

“The agency strives to support carers and their families. Supervising social workers creatively try and engage the birth chlldren in the planning process. Social workers use games such as ‘Welcome to my Family’ and interactive worksheets to engage and support birth children. In addition, the agency provides further support to foster carers following the placement, to assess the impact of the placement and their readiness for a further placement.”

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