FCA Midlands recently showcased their commitment to bringing together its staff and foster parents at the second regional conference of 2023, highlighting their dedication to better supporting young people, particularly post-18.
We have carried out research into how we can better support our young people post 18. As part of this we have created three pledges and formed a partnership with the Rees Foundation, an inspirational charity who are there to champion and support care experienced adults. Watch out for the launch of this project in January! Thank you to FCA’s Jo and Lydia for bringing this project alive!
It was an honour to hear Jacqueline McCartney’s experience of accessing her care records. Jackie’s story makes FCA Midlands more determined to shift our thinking, to be a compassion service that is aware of our responsibility (today) to the adult who will be reading their records later on in life. Thank you Jackie.
The conference served as a powerful reminder of our unwavering commitment to fostering a supportive, empathetic environment for staff, foster parents children and young people.
Celebrating Care Day 2024
February 16 2024
To celebrate Care Day 2024, we are speaking to Care Leaver Jess, who shares how foster care changed her life, and how she’s using her own experience to help looked-after children and young people at FCA
FCA Northern Ireland get creative for Care Day 2024
February 16 2024
This year, our young people chose to support Codo Drops, a local mental health charity run by graffiti artist Chris McGuiggan. To inject some fun artwork into our recently refurbished office, Chris led an art workshop for our children and young people - focusing on alternative arts, including graffiti in order to celebrate Care Day 2024.
FCA Midlands rated Outstanding from Ofsted
February 8 2024
FCA Midlands is celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ judgement in all areas following an official inspection from Ofsted.
FCA Cymru will become not-for-profit service
February 2 2024
FCA Cymru has always been a leader in providing quality care, support, and outcomes for young people in Wales. That’s why we’re embracing new legislation and will become a not-for-profit (NFP) provider to allow us to continue to support our foster parents and young people across Wales.
FCA South Western 2024 Away Day
January 17 2024
Naomi Pollard, the Registered Manager for FCA South Western, shares details about the recent away day she'd organised for her team members and plans for 2024.
Foster parent highlights need for more people from ethnic minorities to foster
January 8 2024
Claudia from FCA Thames Valley recently featured on BBC South's news programme in an interview highlighting the need for more people from ethnic minority backgrounds to foster and the importance of cultural matching.