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Foster carer forum

You are not alone when you become an approved foster carer with Foster Care Associates. As part of the wider FCA family of foster carers, children and staff, you play a central part in our organisation, and your views on how we work are really important.

That’s why we have a carer forum and a network of carer reps – so that the voices of all of our foster carers are heard, listened and responded to.

landing-page-img1-841x442Carer reps are a local contact for our foster carers to talk through anything relating to their experiences of fostering with us.

There are reps in every region, and they meet with the local Registered Manager on a regular basis to feedback the views and experiences of local foster carers, and to act on the suggestions our carers make to improve our services for all carers, children and staff.

Then every three months, representatives from each of our regions come together at the England, Wales and Northern Ireland Carer Forum. They meet to share good practice, learn from each other and talk directly with our founders Jan and Jim, as well as other senior staff, so that the experience of being a foster carer with Foster Care Associates is shared and understood right at the centre of our organisation.

The relationship between you as a foster carer, your supervising social worker and the organisation as a whole, forms the foundations of our relationship with you. And like every relationship, it must be nurtured, developed and worked on 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. So it’s really important to us that our foster carers have a way of directly influencing how we run as an organisation, which is why we have the forum.

And in turn, our foster carers can get to know more about the people who have founded Foster Care Associates, their character and their passion to deliver a fostering service that is without compromise.

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.

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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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