Fostering in the West Midlands

When you join Foster Care Associates Midlands you will be joining an experienced, diverse and knowledgeable fostering provider who has been Ofsted rated ‘Good’.

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Welcome to Foster Care Associates West Midlands

Operating since 1994, Foster Care Associates has become one of the largest and most reputable independent fostering agencies in the West Midlands and across the United Kingdom. Last year FCA Midlands received over 2,900 referrals from local authorities for children and young people looking for a safe and stable home. With these numbers increasing year on year, now more than ever has it been more vital to become a foster parent. Right now, Foster Care Associates are recruiting foster parents across all regions of the West Midlands to not only support but to provide loving care for these local children.

Foster Care Associates are passionate, committed in helping foster children find homes, where they will be happy and cared for affectionately. When you join Foster Care Associates West Midlands you will be joining an experienced, diverse and knowledgeable fostering provider who has been Ofsted rated ‘Good’.

By Phone

Call us at:

01527 839220

Live chat

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Visit an office

Find us at:

Senate House, Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4AD

Benefits of working with FCA

24/7 advice service

Excellent ongoing training

Access to your local fostering team

Competitive payments

Local support groups

Local social activities and events

How do Foster Care Associates offer support in the West Midlands?

It’s the can-do attitude that makes fostering with Foster Care Associates West Midlands such a rewarding experience. The experienced team of fostering professionals will provide you with the highest levels of local support. From monthly foster parent support groups you’ll be instantly welcomed into the fostering family and well looked after too. we make sure you never feel alone, FCA Midlands participation officers visit new families and young people to welcome them to the FCA family. There is support for sons and daughters of foster carers in the Midlands and can put you in contact with a buddy if they ever need to talk to someone who understands what it’s like to be part of a fostering family.

  • 24/7 local support: including monthly support groups Local support groups, therapeutic groups and for all foster parents in the West Midlands.
  • Team Parenting: a regional and national network of childcare experts who may work with each child or young person to look after every single area of their well-being.
  • Training and Development.
  • Independent advice with a FREE membership to FosterTalk.
  • A comprehensive events and activities calendar.
  • Online support: Access to a portal to read about everything that is happening at Foster Care Associates, plus access to discounts to a range of sites,
  • Foster Carer Appreciation Day.

Meet foster parent Debbie from the Midlands who has been fostering for 4 years

Debbie, a FCA foster parent from the Midlands shares her fostering highlights and advice for anyone who is considering fostering.

“We always say it’s the best thing we ever did. I would say if someone thinks yes I can do this, then go for it! It’s opened up a whole new world for us.”

Here to support you

All across the Midlands region we have three social work teams, which include social workers, three fostering service managers, a therapist and an associate education officer. We have established teams to support with matching of children and foster parents, engagement and support for children and young people, and the everyday administration tasks associated with fostering a child. Each team is enthusiastic about changing children’s lives and are truly committed to achieving the best outcomes for the children and young people in care.

I am happy with the support I have received from FCA. The training opportunities are great and accessible.  I have a lovely working relationship with my supervising social worker, she is very approachable. I am part of the One Carer Household support group which during Covid I felt especially supported as it was quite isolating being at home, it is my go to place to discuss any issues I may have. I also attend other support group meetings. The participation activities are good, my grandson is always invited which is great. It does feel that I am part of an organisation not just a foster parent at home. I do feel really supported and feel there are avenues I can take if I have an issue.

Midlands Foster Parent

Fun and activities with FCA West Midlands

There’s always plenty going on here at West Midlands we love nothing more than a get together to celebrate and recognise the achievements of all foster parents, children and young people.  Our annual achievements awards is always a firm favourite.

Throughout the year, the Participation team deliver a range of workshops and activities to offer opportunities to support our young people reach their full potential including:

  • Duke of Edinburgh awards.
  • Workshops looking at topical issue.
  • Barclays LifeSkills workshops.
  • A variety of groups to meet other young people and make friends.

In addition to this we are very proud of the wrap around service we offer our fostering families.  All new families and young people are visited by a participation officer to welcome them to our FCA family.  Every young person is given a Hello and Welcome pack containing all  information about accessing support, activities and advice.

We offer a range of activities and fun activity days across the year to suit all ages and abilities for all the fostering family to enjoy. Over the past year we have really had some fun, from our Grand day out to the seaside at Western Supermare to attending the Big Sing.

Our regional events provide support to both new and existing foster parents, as well as allowing foster parents and families to meet up and have fun together.

Ofsted report

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Statement of purpose

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Foster parent satisfaction survey

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I feel like we are a cog in the agency rather than an appendage

FCA Midlands foster parent

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