Homefinding & Fostering was founded in 1996 by Terry and Rose who were foster carers for the Kent local authority.
“Raising standards in foster care” was our slogan and to this day we are always constantly making progress in our never-ending goal to make the lives of foster carers and children in care better.
Originally in 1996 we only had four staff members, one phone and one office. We hand-wrote every child’s referral as they came through by phone, and in 2001 one of our main objectives for the year was to get every staff member their own email address. If only our annual goals were so simple now!
In 2001 we were proud to have overwhelmingly positive feedback from our foster carers only five years into Homefinding & Fostering was founded.
Today we have 13 members of staff, so we have grown quite a bit since then, but we still retain the same identity as a local, independent fostering agency and we made it a priority to have a familiar and strong relationship with all of our foster carers.