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Why Choose Us?

Support

Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing experience. We appreciate it’s a big decision to make and we are here to provide support with a dedicated team of professionals that provide the following services:

Supervising Social Workers

Our team of experienced supervising social workers provide 24/7 support to our carers. Our carer/social worker ratio is significantly lower than other fostering agencies, enabling social workers to devote more time to each carer. Our supervising social workers assist carers on a day-to-day basis and liaise closely with Local Authority social workers responsible for the child, as well as other professionals.  24 hour support; 7 days a week, 365 days a year, is provided with an on call social worker to support you - evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
 

Placement support workers

Our placement support workers are available to offer practical help, whether it’s accompanying children and carers to appointments, providing assistance with transport or taking young people out for activities and one-to-one work.
 

Foster Care Allowance

Ideal Fostering payments to our carers are amongst the most rewarding in the industry,  we recognise the great value that they bring to our service making it a financially strong career choice. We have foster carers who are proud to say they have paid off their mortgage. As a foster carer you will receive a competitive fee, paid monthly directly into your bank account. In addition to the normal foster caring fees, Ideal fostering also pay out other allowances such as: Birthday allowance, Festival Allowance, Holiday Allowance, Furniture allowance and Loyalty and incentive bonuses.  Whilst the exact amount of fostering payments offered to foster carers varies depending on the type of placement, age of the child and the child’s individual needs; whatever the circumstances, the Ideal Fostering payments to our carers are amongst the best.

 

Training

At Ideal Fostering we believe the high quality training and support we provide plays a key role in enabling our carers to do an exceptional job which helps to create the best opportunities for children and young people.

We are committed to providing carers with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through a comprehensive, free programme as well as access to regular support groups.

Our Training Programme Includes ...

Pre-Approval Training

All prospective Foster Carers are provided with three days of Pre-Approval training, prior to assessment. This program covers every aspect of the role of a Foster Carer, and is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to assist them in their role as Foster Carers.

 

Comprehensive Pre-Placement Training

A number of pre approval workshops covering a range of topics are provided to our carers. These courses include First Aid training and Managing Challenging Behaviour which aim to prepare you for when a child is placed...

So once you go to Panel for approval, you are ready to foster!

 

Extensive, yet not onerous training programme 

Then once you're an approved foster carer with us you can tap into the bespoke training programme specially designed to meet you and your foster children's needs; supporting you throughout your fostering career.


Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. It is the government’s regulatory body which inspects and regulates our agency. We were recently inspected and are proud of our performance. Some of the comments we received from Ofsted ...

“Managers and staff are enthusiastic and passionate about children, young people and foster carers”. June 2018

The fostering agency encourages diversity. This is reflected in the wide range of characteristics and experiences of foster carers, children, young people and staff within the organisation. June 2018

The fostering agency encourages diversity. This is reflected in the wide range of characteristics and experiences of foster carers, children, young people and staff within the organisation. June 2018

Our Services:

1. Adoptive Parents:

 

We are dedicated to supporting and guiding adoptive parents throughout their journey. Our team provides valuable resources, training, and assistance to ensure a smooth and fulfilling experience for both parents and children.

2. Background Checks:

At Ideal Fostering, safety is our top priority. Rigorous background checks are an integral part of our process to guarantee a secure environment for every child under our care.

 

3. Care Services:

Our comprehensive care services are designed to meet the unique needs of each child. We focus on holistic development, including emotional, educational, and social well-being.

 

4. Find an Agency:

Searching for the right fostering agency is a crucial step in your journey. We invite you to explore our agency, discover our values, and understand how we can be the perfect fit for your fostering goals.

 

5. Foster Care Programme:

Our foster care programme is designed to provide stability and support to children during challenging times. We work closely with foster parents to create positive and nurturing environments.

 

6. Foster Parents:

Join our community of dedicated foster parents who play a crucial role in shaping the lives of children. We provide ongoing training, resources, and a strong support network.

 

Why Choose Ideal Fostering?

With over 40 years of experience, we have earned a reputation as one of the leading fostering agencies in Walsall. Our commitment to excellence, paired with our emphasis on adoptive parents' support, thorough background checks, and comprehensive care services, sets us apart.

In your search for fostering agencies near you, consider Ideal Fostering as your trusted partner. Our mission is to create loving and secure homes for every child, and we invite you to be a part of this impactful journey.

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Ideal Fostering
Anchor House | 4 Bridgeman Street
Walsall WS2 9NW
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