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What ofsted Say about us...

Since our initial registration in 2012, Family First Fostering has been inspected twice and received a Good rating with no requirements.

Full Inspection

26 November 2013

Full Inspection

20 November 2017

Below are comments Ofsted have said about Family First Fostering!

“The registered persons provide strong and effective leadership. They inspire staff by exemplifying good-quality social work practices and the utmost dedication to children and young people.” November 2017
“The registered persons provide strong and effective leadership. They inspire staff by exemplifying good-quality social work practices and the utmost dedication to children and young people.” November 2017
“There is a Registered Manager in post who provides good leadership and management.” November 2013.
“There is a Registered Manager in post who provides good leadership and management.” November 2013.
“The agency recruits skilled, emotionally warm and resilient foster carers from different cultural backgrounds. They bring their diverse life experiences and professional histories to fostering.” November 2017
“The agency recruits skilled, emotionally warm and resilient foster carers from different cultural backgrounds. They bring their diverse life experiences and professional histories to fostering.” November 2017
“Children and young people, including those with very complex needs, have their needs met and their welfare promoted.” November, 2013
“Children and young people, including those with very complex needs, have their needs met and their welfare promoted.” November, 2013
“Children and young people make exceptional progress in all aspects of their lives. Children say that they are given information about carers before they move into a placement. This includes photographs of the carers, their homes and the area where the foster carer lives. In addition, when possible, children are able to visit the foster home before moving in.” November, 2013
“Children and young people make exceptional progress in all aspects of their lives. Children say that they are given information about carers before they move into a placement. This includes photographs of the carers, their homes and the area where the foster carer lives. In addition, when possible, children are able to visit the foster home before moving in.” November, 2013
“The agency has a good reputation and positive working relationships with many local authorities.” November, 2017
“The agency has a good reputation and positive working relationships with many local authorities.” November, 2017
“The matching process is extremely effective and this is instrumental in providing stable and nurturing placements.” November, 2013
“The matching process is extremely effective and this is instrumental in providing stable and nurturing placements.” November, 2013
“Carers also support children and young people to participate in community groups such as the cadets, going to the gym and participating in youth and community groups.” November, 2013.
“Carers also support children and young people to participate in community groups such as the cadets, going to the gym and participating in youth and community groups.” November, 2013.
“Children and young people experience a good family life. They experience stability in their lives and develop feelings of belonging.” November 2017
“Children and young people experience a good family life. They experience stability in their lives and develop feelings of belonging.” November 2017
“Placing social workers and commissioners spoke very highly of the agency.” November, 2013.
“Placing social workers and commissioners spoke very highly of the agency.” November, 2013.
“Children and young people receive individualised support and have their needs met.” November,2017
“Children and young people receive individualised support and have their needs met.” November,2017
“The fostering panel provides a robust oversight of the assessment and the suitability and safety of carers.” November, 2013.
“The fostering panel provides a robust oversight of the assessment and the suitability and safety of carers.” November, 2013.
“All children and young people are in education. They are committed to their learning and make good progress.” November, 2017
“All children and young people are in education. They are committed to their learning and make good progress.” November, 2017
“There are opportunities for the supervising social worker to see children and young people alone to ensure that any ideas for change and improvement are identified and addressed.” November, 2013.
“There are opportunities for the supervising social worker to see children and young people alone to ensure that any ideas for change and improvement are identified and addressed.” November, 2013.
“Where children or young people are not progressing, care plans are reviewed and the agency puts in place additional support to address the areas of concern. This includes therapeutic support and guidance, additional support with education or engaging mentors from youth offending or education agencies.” November, 2013.
“Where children or young people are not progressing, care plans are reviewed and the agency puts in place additional support to address the areas of concern. This includes therapeutic support and guidance, additional support with education or engaging mentors from youth offending or education agencies.” November, 2013.
“Foster carers receive good quality support and supervision” November, 2013.
“Foster carers receive good quality support and supervision” November, 2013.
“Carers are very clear about the importance of making children and young people feel part of their families.” November 2013
“Carers are very clear about the importance of making children and young people feel part of their families.” November 2013
“Children and young people have good opportunities to access a wide range of recreational, cultural and sporting activities.” November 2017
“Children and young people have good opportunities to access a wide range of recreational, cultural and sporting activities.” November 2017
“The registered persons are smart business leaders. Excellent planning and high aspirations underpin their success.” November 2017
“The registered persons are smart business leaders. Excellent planning and high aspirations underpin their success.” November 2017
“Foster carers support children and young people to maintain and develop positive relationships with their birth families.” November 2017
“Foster carers support children and young people to maintain and develop positive relationships with their birth families.” November 2017
“The agency provides a culturally sensitive fostering service and promotes the social integration of children and young people” November, 2017
“The agency provides a culturally sensitive fostering service and promotes the social integration of children and young people” November, 2017
“The agency has an effective and robust fostering panel that makes a real contribution to the safeguarding and overall effectiveness of the agency.” November, 2017
“The agency has an effective and robust fostering panel that makes a real contribution to the safeguarding and overall effectiveness of the agency.” November, 2017

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