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Fostering in Thames Valley

During the course of 2016, FCA Thames Valley received over 2,066 referrals of children and young people from local authorities. These children and young people are looking for a safe, stable and caring home to call theirs. If you can help lower these numbers, get in touch with us today.

As a region we cover the Thames Valley geographical area from Oxford and Reading to Bedford and Luton to Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire. Our head office is situated in Wendover and is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns and not too far from the home of Roald Dahl. We also have an office in Woodley and have support groups and training for carers available in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

Fostering training and support in Thames Valley

In order to support our foster carers and children in the best possible way we have a group of highly skilled social workers, therapists and support workers who are brimming with experience and knowledge. We are proud to be the only agency in the country whose fostering is truly founded on research based practice. In 2016 Professor Helen Cosis-Brown from The Rees Centre for Research developed a set of knowledge exchange seminars which have shaped practice in the region.

Foster with FCA

We pride ourselves on how well we look after our children and ensure we have a good time in the process which is why you will always find something happening, whether it be for our looked after children, birth children or foster carers. We place our children at the centre of what we do and they are actively involved in shaping the services we offer with our carers and ourselves.

If you can offer a young person a caring home, then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Offices

Wendover

Hale Court, Hale Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6NJ

01296 628300

Meet the Team

Ian Langley

Registered Manager

Richard Dixon

Operations Manager

Jane Partridge

Fostering Services Manager

Val Malin

Carer Recruitment Officer

Anne Chilcott

Assessment & Panel Administrator

Alison Dupre

Review Administrator

Lisa Turney

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Anne Sipple

Supervising Social Worker

Danielle Charles

Supervising Social Worker

Lorna Wilkinson

Supervising Social Worker

Rachel Brown

Supervising Social Worker

Rhiannon Jones

Supervising Social Worker

Wayne Oldham

Supervising Social Worker

Lisa Sandy

Senior Support Worker

Dolores Edwards-Hall

Casual Therapist

Bianca Astore

Placements Officer

Angela Gilbert

Placements Team Administrator

Jo Hubbocks

Office Manager

Jean Davey

Team Manager

Angie West

Team Administrator

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    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.

    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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    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.

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

    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
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