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.