Fostering Families is a not-for-profit social enterprise.
We are a therapeutic organisation and believe that children and carers’ lives are enriched through a therapeutic approach to foster care. Our core and underpinning ethos is based on a therapeutic parenting model that combines mental health services with holistic well-being.
We are an innovative and ambitious Fostering Agency (application pending). Our focus is on ensuring our staff, foster carers and the children, all receive the support care and attention that enables them to flourish and reach their full potential.
It is our firm belief and vision that together through delivering a therapeutic and trauma-informed model, we can enable children and young people, to find a loving stable family home with which they can develop, thrive and belong.
Our Core Values
Family Love & Support
We focus on issues of the heart.
Issues of the Heart
Fostering Families believes in the importance of helping to build and support loving families.
Secure & Stable Homes
We promote Stability and Security.
Stability and Security
Fostering Families believes in the importance of providing stability through suitable and secure foster homes.
Positive RelationshipsWe promote quality of life.
Quality of Life
Fostering Families believes in the importance of maintaining healthy relationships and helpful support networks and promote quality of life in all our people.
children currently in the care of Local Authorities, in England. 4% increase from 31st March 2018.
of these Looked After children were placed with Foster Carers.
children placed with foster carers whom were not a relative or friend.
Shortage of Registered Foster Carers in England, year on year.
A National Crisis!
On 31 March 2019, there were 44,450 fostering households, a 2% increase compared with 31 March 2018. In the same period, there has been a 3% increase in the number of children in foster care. There were almost 55,000 children and young people placed with foster carers on 31 March 2019.Year on year there is a national shortage of around 8,000 suitable foster carers to meet the national need.
Find out how you can be trained and supported to become a registered therapeutic foster carer today. Our Nation Needs you!
Findings from Fostering in England 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 repo
Train as a Therapeutic Foster Carer
We are committed to establishing, training and supporting therapeutic foster carers in the East Midlands; we believe in what we do and how we deliver our services. We are making the difference in our world through our vision and holistic approach to parenting, mental health and well-being.
We are enabling the children in our care to achieve their full potential and we work rigourously and closely with them to understand and meet their every need. Be part of this wonderful experience and change your life through saving a life!
To find out more about this life-changing opportunity, either contact us directly or by using our online Fostering Enquiry tool and we shall guide you through our simple process to become a therapeutic foster carer.