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Fostering in Cymru South

Welcome to the Cymru South FCA Page. Last year we received over 1,360 referrals of children and young people from local authorities. These children and young people are in desperate need of stable and safe housing from any potential carers who are willing to give it. With the rising number of children and young people in need, we call to you, our potential foster carers to get in touch with us today to help.

FCA have been in South Wales since 1998.  2015 saw 100% of our Young People in Year 11 progress to Further Education. We are proud to be able to place siblings together which we feel is very important.  Our team are also very proud of successfully achieving a position on the All Wales framework which allows us to meet the needs of very complex placements.  Not only do we pride ourselves on looking after Looked After Children and Young People, We also like to look after our carers and their families. We provide a number of local and national events for Looked After Children,  foster families and birth children to ensure everyone feels part of the FCA Cymru South family.

Carer support with FCA Cymru South

Carer Retention and training is very important to us, we hold regular Carer Support groups in our offices which are very well attended.  We also hold reflective practice groups which allow our Carers to share good practice in relation to what come sometimes be, very complex placements.  Each year we present long service awards to our carers, many of our carers have now received awards for being with FCA for at least 5 years with many more having achieved 10 years.

Over 75% of our staff also have long service of 5 years and over and we take the wellbeing of our staff very seriously, we even let them watch the Wales v England game in Euro 2016 !!!!

Although FCA Cymru South has a very local feel, we are part of the largest independent fostering agency in the UK, we have an excellent relationship with all 16 Local authorities in Cymru South and have the backing of knowledge gained worldwide as well as the Rees Centre for Research based in Oxford University and the Rees Foundation charity, which was set up by our founder to support Young People leaving care.

Our Offices

Swansea

Castle Bailey House, Phoenix Way, Enterprise Park, Swansea, SA7 9FS

01792 315 800

Abercynon

TY Antur, Navigation Park, Abercynon, CF45 4SN

01443 741817

Meet the Team

Ruchi Chawla

Registered Manager

Ann-Marie Browning

Interim Manager

Chris Rolls

Operation Manager

Helen Pugh

Placements Manager

Catherine Waring

Social Worker

Hannah Lockwood

Social Worker

Jessica Warren

Social Worker

Rudo Rushesha

Social Worker

Tahmina Kahn

Social Worker

Nicola Matthews

Carer Recruitment Officer

Zoe Wells

Placements Officer

Sharon Edwards

Office Manager

Donna Stone

ELO

Lisa Capper

Principal Support Worker

Naomi Evans

Senior Support Worker

Katie OKelly

Office Administrator

Case Studies

    How can we help?

    Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

    • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
    • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

    For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

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    Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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    • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
    • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
    • Please enter your postcode to see news and events in you area
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

    For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

    Call me back

    Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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