OwnLife Fostering is registered with Ofsted and is committed to working in partnership with local authorities, other professionals and foster carers on the principle that the child’s welfare is paramount.
Our recruitment, assessment and matching service is robust and thorough in order to achieve excellent outcomes for children and young people and a rewarding career for carers.
Our carers are carefully chosen and trained in Training, Support and Development Standards (TSD standards) and have on-going post-approval training, support, supervision and personal development. We empower them to encourage their foster child to be involved in all aspects of their own care and to be actively involved in identifying opportunities for personal development.
Children and young people are offered a safe happy environment where they can flourish and develop their potential to the full thus enabling them to participate positively in society. Well-planned and structured programmes of care and education are there to meet the identified needs of the children so as to enable them to develop into balanced individuals and achieve well in education.
There is a positive culture throughout the organisation to encourage disadvantaged children and young people to thrive emotionally and to develop resilience with the unstinting support of the foster carers entrusted with their care. We work with our carers to maintain good family links in the interests of the child’s overall development (unless there is a child protection or other serious reasons not to).
Medical, healthcare, dietary needs have our attention as do religious and cultural requirements.
Become a foster carer
Read more about how to become a foster carer with OwnLife Fostering here.