It was a double celebration in May for our fostering team.
We were delighted to welcome a crowded room as we marked Fostering Fortnight with coffee and cakes to say thank you to our foster carers. Five individuals with an interest in fostering answered the call in our parishes and joined the event to Find Out About Fostering and we are delighted that they will all be joining our next Skills for Fostering course.
We also received a surprise Ofsted inspection and are proud to announce that we were awarded with a Good Ofsted rating to accompany our Outstanding rating received in 2017 for our Adoption Support Service. The Ofsted report said ‘Carers offer loving and accepting environments where children and young people feel safe and develop a deep sense of belonging.’ Ofsted also wrote ‘the vast majority of children and young people thrive. This is because they are very well supported by their foster carers and the agency. Children and young people benefit from reliable and consistent care that enables them to build meaningful lifelong attachments.’
One young person praised their carers in the inspection: ‘My foster carers go out of their way to make sure our needs are met. They are very nice people. They are the best, and if I could, I’d give them a platinum award for everything.’
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