Statement of Purpose
Our focus is always on the child or young person in our care, and we aim to provide all of them with safe, loving and affirming homes for children and young people.
We want to give a high quality of family life for our fostering families, which we achieve by providing regular support to our foster carers, effectively managing trauma, building confidence and providing life skills so when children leave our care, they can be secure, happy and self-supporting members of society.
It is a priority for us, that every one of our placements works, so we encourage our carers to say no when they feel it is not right for them or their family. We want to equip our carers with skills to meet the fostering task presented to them so they can be respected as co-professionals.
Through careful matching of the individual needs of children to our foster carers and by providing creative support, we look forward to celebrating all the achievements our young people make.
For those interested in viewing our full Statement of Purpose:
We were proud to receive a “good” rating from Ofsted in 2019
“Children and young people benefit from positive experiences while living with their foster families. A good number of fostering households have remained with the agency for many years; this statistic mirrors a good proportion of settled children and young people, with a low number of unplanned moves.”
To read the full Ofsted report: Ofsted Report October 2019
Our Children’s Guides
When a young person first goes into care, it is one of the most uncertain, confusing and upsetting times in a child’s life. However we do our best to help them settle into their new fostering families with introductions before they move in where possible, our foster families promote a warm, welcoming environment and we try to answer all of their questions.
Here are the guides we provide to the children that come into our care to try and help them understand why they are in care and what that entails.
Under 5's Childrens Guide Link to Guide
Age 5 - 12 Children's Guide Link to Guide
12+ Children’s Guides: childrens guide 12 plus
The Homefinding and Fostering agency complaints procedure aims to deal with complaints received in a prompt manner. The registered manager is responsible for monitoring complaints and their outcomes.
All children and adults have a right to expect a quality and professional service. If they do not feel that they have received, they have a right to complaint and that have complaint listened to.
You can read our complaint policy here
And our safeguarding policy here
Anyone who wishes to raise concerns about our agency , or our service, including our foster carer, or you are a child or young person living with one of our foster carers, you can do so in the following ways.
Gill Fewins, Registered manager
67 College Road
Children and Young People may also make a complaint to the Children's Commissioner. they can do this by going to the appropriate webiste ;