Our Oxfordshire Fostering Service
If you live in Oxfordshire and are considering fostering, we would very much like to hear from you.
We opened our fostering service in Witney, Oxfordshire in our office at the far end of Witney High Street about 14 years ago.
We are actively recruiting additional Oxfordshire based foster carers to meet the current high level of demand for foster placements for Oxfordshire children.
We need to recruit more foster carers in all parts of Oxfordshire, including: Banbury, Bicester, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley On Thames, Thame and Witney.
fp.c is an fully accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for Oxfordshire County Council Social Services. We work closely with our colleagues in Oxfordshire Social Services to provide foster homes for all of the local children in need.
Our Tier 1 status as a provider of foster placements for Oxfordshire agency means that we are contacted at an early stage in the process of finding local foster placements for Oxfordshire children.
The Oxfordshire Children who need foster care
We work closely with the Oxfordshire Social Services Children's Placement Service to match the needs of children needing placement with our local approved foster carers. In Oxfordshire, we urgently need to more recruit foster carers for:
- Sibling groups of younger children
- Children age 9+ who need short term placements
- Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent placements
- Teenagers who need to remain with foster carers until they reach independence
- Children who have mild and moderate level learning difficulties
- Children who have more complex disabilities
- Parent and Child Placements (Usually mother and child)
Our Oxfordshire foster carers are supported by a team of social workers who are based at our Witney, Oxfordshire office. All of our Oxfordshire foster carers receive regular, usually fortnightly, visits by their own designated social worker.
Our Oxfordshire foster carers also have access to regular local foster carer support groups meetings and to training in Bicester, Oxford and Witney.
Easy ways to find out about fostering with our Oxfordshire fostering service
We aim to make it each for people to find out about fostering and to get answers to their fostering questions.
Please telephone Claire, Catherine, or Sarah, our Witney based recruitment advisers, on (01993) 706925 to request an information pack or home visit or submit an enquiry on line. Alternatively, please drop into to one of our information events in Witney, Bicester or Oxford- listed below - for coffee and an informal chat. Look forward to hearing from you or meeting you.