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Fostering? or thinking of fostering? I need your feedback!

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Sarah2LG Wed 15-Feb-17 16:15:22

Just joined this forum and I was wondering if anyone had thoughts about fostering children??? I am in the process of setting up an independent fostering agency in Warwickshire, (www.focusfostercare.com #focusfostercare) and wanted to get people's feedback on whether they had considered or are going through the process. If you are going through the process how have you found it? If you are already approved what do you really like about your agency or Local Authority? Look forward to hearing your views on anything fostering. I want to build an agency that listens to its foster carers and supports them, children and their families. Thanks Sarah

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bexollie Wed 01-Mar-17 23:56:02

I am going through the process at the moment, and remember it called an agency they beat about the bush made a few excuses and told some stories and implied the age of child I wanted wouldn't clear up often and in the end I called the LA . They have been much better and I go to panel in may .They have been upfront about three whole thing. I must say though I do believe a lot of people only do it for money which is wrong.

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KatyP1975 Fri 09-Nov-18 17:30:02

I foster with LA and would never foster with an agency.

iwillkeepthishouseclean Fri 09-Nov-18 18:44:41

I'm a foster carer and if I had the money I'd set up a fostering agencies that was therapeutic fostering and also had a specialty in disabilities.

StudentF0sterer Fri 28-Feb-20 14:21:53

Hello! Not entirely relevant, but I am recruiting foster carers for my MSc Dissertation. If anyone is currently providing foster care and is interested in taking part in my research exploring hope, empathy and motivations to foster, please follow the link below.
The aim is that our findings will be shared with local fostering agencies and be useful in guiding their future recruitment and retention strategies.
Thank you in advance!

chester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/foster-carers-motivation-and-cessation

f0stercarer Fri 06-Mar-20 11:45:44

I foster with an agency and would never foster with a LA. (Just thought I would balance things up !)

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