Our new website showcases all our services – our wonderful school in Shropshire, our vibrant children’s homes (many of which have been Ofsted outstanding for years) and in particular, our growing and popular fostering agency.
As a leading, ethical, family-owned provider of foster care we feel it’s really important our website reflects our ethos and the good work we do with children and young people. There are a huge number of ‘fostering’ websites ‘out there.’ This means that visitors to the Family Care website who are considering applying to foster or existing foster carers who are looking to transfer need to be able to easily see how Family Care’s approach differs from other organisations – they need clear information on ‘how to become a foster carer’ and ‘what makes Family Care different’ and we feel we’re well on the way to achieving this.
Our new website features an infographic on what you need to become a foster carer, information for those considering transferring to Family Care, foster carer stories from carers who already foster with us, interactive step by step page on ‘the application process’ to show how applications to foster work, blogs such as the one written by Liam who grew up with one of our foster families and a comprehensive FAQ on fostering.
We also wanted to take the opportunity to show people more clearly the areas we operate in and better promote ourselves in the areas we are looking to recruit foster carers, particularly the Midlands and the North West. This activity centres around our offices in Wolverhampton and Preston. We have more Open Days planned over the next few months and we will be attending a range of events, particularly in the West Midlands
Phil Williamson, Co-Owner at Family Care said:
“I think it’s crucial that Family Care has an engaging website for foster carers and those thinking of becoming foster carers. There are a lot of misconceptions about fostering and it is so important for people to be able to access good information. I believe the website covers much of this and additionally positions us as a responsible, ethical provider that puts children at the centre of all we do.”
“One of the most pleasing things is that the vibe and the ethos at Family Care is starting to be reflected in our marketing, our brand and now on our website too. We have fun and we’re passionate about the work we do! We learn, we push ourselves to continually improve and we support each other. To have some of these messages placed prominently on our website can only be a good thing as we look to raise our profile further over the coming months.”