Foster Care for Local Authorities

We are a not-for-profit co-operative fostering agency, and operate as a private company limited by guarantee incorporated in 1999.

We are members of the Fairer Fostering Partnership, the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, and Co-operatives UK.

Registration

We are registered with Ofsted in England and CIW in Wales. Inspection reports can be viewed on these websites: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted and www.careinspectorate.wales/about-us.

We have one Registered Manager in England and one Appointed Manager in Wales, along with qualified and experienced social work teams.

Here is a quote from our most recent Ofsted Report:

“Children are well matched to their foster families. Children make good progress. The assessments of foster carers are thorough and analytical. Foster carers are well supported and prepared to care for children. Foster carers, staff and managers work well with other professionals to provide good all-round support to children. The agency provides an excellent overview of children’s academic outcomes and progress. Children are supported by the agency to remain in their foster families on a ‘staying put’ arrangement when they reach adulthood.”

Pricing

Our fees are highly competitive, age related and we provide discounts for local authorities for long term placements. Money received is typically spent as follows:

  • 55% on foster carer fees, allowances & expenses
  • 29% on staffing
  • 16% on training, insurances, premises, travel and all other costs

Insurances

We are fully insured against the following risks:

  • Public Liability £10,000,000
  • Employers’ Liability £10,000,000
  • Professional Indemnity £5,000,000
  • All Risks/Malicious Damage for Carers £100,000

Joint Planning

We work closely with local authorities in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.We have active groups of carers in:

  • The North West of England
  • Yorkshire
  • Midlands
  • The South West of England
  • East Anglia
  • Wales

However, we are always growing into new areas of the UK.

Related Documents

Take a look at our Statement of Purpose, OFSTED and CIW reports: