“Children make good progress while living with their foster families and benefit from the good relationships of trust that they develop with foster carers. Foster carers provide consistency, stability, security, support and a good quality of care to the children who live with them, and most children remain in placement for several years.
Foster carers support children to engage in activities and hobbies and to develop their interests. Staff offer a variety of activities, clubs and experiences which children attend, enjoy and use well to socialise with friends.
The manager leads the agency effectively - senior leaders and managers are child focused, with a clear vision, aspiration and focus.
Staff and foster carers access a wide range of appropriate local training. Most members of staff and the majority of foster carers have been trained in the agency’s preferred therapeutic approach,and those who have completed the training have found it to be beneficial and informative.
Leaders, managers, staff and foster carers collectively celebrate and recognise children’s and young people’s achievements. They are also quick to address new concerns that arise and changes in children’s needs, requesting a review as required.”
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. OFSTED inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people including fostering agencies.
OFSTED inspects all fostering agencies in England, the aim being to help to promote constant improvement in standards of care and safeguarding so that children and young people, parents and carers benefit. After an inspection, an inspection report is produced and published.