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Fostering in Western England

Becoming a foster carer is difficult but rewarding. Over 1,187 referrals of young people and children were made to FCA from local authorities in the last year alone, with the number rising each year. To help provide safe, stable housing for these kids, contact us today to make a difference to their lives.

FCA Western operates as part of the FCA South Western region and has been in existence for 18 years and in that time has supported carers, children and young people from across the region and the UK providing them with a stable platform in order to reach their potential in all aspects of their everyday lives. Western’s region covers 8 local authorities, Gloucester, South Gloucester, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, and Somerset.

Our staff and offices

What makes FCA unique is that we have a fantastic team of staff that are dedicated to provide wrap around support to our carers in order to ensure they are fully equipped to fully understand and support our ‘Looked after Children’ and ‘Young People’.

We have two vibrant offices, one in Pill (North Somerset) and the other conveniently located in Gloucester, both with easy access to public transport and motorway links.

Training and support at FCA Western

We pride ourselves on our localised training for carers in Swindon, Gloucester, Somerset and Bristol and are always one step ahead when it comes to educating our fantastic carers. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you to provide the best possible care for Children and young people across the region.

Our Offices

Gloucester

FCA & Core Assets, Elmbridge Court Unit B11, Cheltenham Rd, Gloucester, GL3 1JZ

01452 312 736

Bristol

Eden Office Park, 64 Macrae Road, Ham Green, Bristol, BS20 0DD

01275 813610

Meet the Team

Hayley Roper

Office Manager

Jane Mills

Placements Officer

Julia Wilmott

Acting Operations Manager

Morris Gooding

Acting Operations Manager

Sherree Cole

Registered Manager

Corrina Purdey-Baker

Supervising Social Worker

Josie Kearns

Supervising Social Worker

Samantha Buckley

Supervising Social Worker

Sian Palmer

Supervising Social Worker

Andy Trout

Carer Recruitment Officer

Kadia Kante

Therapist

Keeley Simmons

CYP Service Support Worker

Lisa Griffin

Administrator

Nirali Patel

Placements Officer

Samantha Francis

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.

    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:

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    • 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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