fp.c was founded as a fostering agency in 2001. Since that time, the agency has consistency delivered on its original commitment to delivery high quality care for fostered children in their local area - across a wide geographical area.
Our fostering service is delivered by a diverse, friendly, committed group of social work and other professionals with many years relevant experience of delivering fostering services. Our staff team currently consists of approximately 20 social work and administrative staff who support a pool of about 85 approved foster carer to care for about 110 children.
As a medium sized fostering agency, we are able to deliver the full range of services to our foster carers and children yet remain small enough to be able to deliver highly personalised support around the clock. Our agency has been consistently rated as "Outstanding" by OFSTED but we are not complacent and are always striving to go the extra mile to take our service to the next level.
In our view, the true test of any fostering agency is not its OFSTED rating but whether the foster carers enjoy success and report feeling well supported, whether the children are happy and progressing well and whether they generally enjoy good stable,stimulating, warm nurturing care.
Happily, the feedback we receive from our foster carers and our children mirrors our OFSTED rating.
Our service is organised so that all of our foster carers have easy access to their own locally based designated social worker and regular links with other foster carers in their area via the provision of local training events and support groups.
As an agency, we place great emphasis on:
- Making it easy for people to check out if fostering will be right for them
- Fully supporting people to become approved
- Carefully matching the right children with the right carers
- Providing masses of support to our carers to ensure they succeed and children thrive
- Working closely with all individuals and professionals involved with the child