Why choose Family Care?
With 28 years’ experience of children’s social care, Family Care is a deliberately small, family owned company, rigorously focussed on providing foster carers with all the skills and support they will need to deliver quality outcomes for children.
By joining Family Care you will be teaming up with an agency that is constantly learning, continually improving and developing. We are active members of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the Fostering Network and the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) which gets our foster carers voices heard nationally and enables us to ensure our practice is ‘best practice’ based on the latest research and thinking in our field of work. In addition and unlike many fostering agencies, we employ therapists within our management structure at Family Care.
We recognise that to provide foster homes where children can heal from trauma requires more than ‘good enough parenting’ and therefore our integrated approach, what we refer to as ‘therapeutic governance’ ensures foster families are well equipped to provide the very best therapeutic care in a foster care setting.
At Family Care, we’ve been listening to and learning from our foster carers for years. What’s become clear to us over the years is that for the vast majority of our foster carers, fostering for them is more than just a job or a career, it’s a vocation. As a result, we have aligned ourselves with our foster carers to ensure:
Foster carers receive the very best training on offer - for free
Foster carers have responsive/proactive 24/7 Support on hand when they need it - for free
Foster carers are paid career level fees that match their skills, their experience and their dedication to children.