FCC’s executive director, Ian Brazier, attended a meeting with FTSE (Fostering Through Social Enterprise) on 6th January. It was a very positive meeting, and it has been agreed that we, along with other not-for-profit fostering providers, should refer to ourselves as NFP Fostering Providers (not-for-profit fostering providers) rather than IFA’s (Independent Fostering Agencies).
‘IFA’ is a general term, and it refers to both profit and not-for-profit making fostering agencies. FCC is very proud to be able to differentiate themselves from those that commercially profit from the fostering services they provide and so reduce the level of funding available for the care of children.
FTSE was established in 2007 and represents the views, perspectives and experience of a number of charitable and not-for-profit fostering providers. See the website at http://www.fosteringthroughsocialenterprise.org.uk/