Foster Care for Local Authorities
From 1st October, 2023, The Foster Care Co-operative (not-for-profit fostering agency incorporated in 1999) transitioned to become The Foster Care Charity. A private company limited by guarantee with registered charity number 1201143. For more information about our transition click here.
We are members of the Fairer Fostering Partnership and the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers.
We work closely with local authorities in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.We have active groups of carers in:
- The North West of England
- The South West of England
- East Anglia
However, we are always growing into new areas of the UK.
The Foster Care Charity is registered with Ofsted in England and CIW in Wales.
Inspection reports can be viewed on these websites: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted and www.careinspectorate.wales/about-us.
We have one Registered Manager in England and one Appointed Manager in Wales, along with qualified and experienced social work teams.
Our fees are highly competitive, age related and we provide discounts for local authorities for long term placements. Money received is typically spent as follows:
- 55% on foster carer fees, allowances & expenses
- 29% on staffing
- 16% on training, insurances, premises, travel and all other costs
We are fully insured against the following risks:
- Public Liability £10,000,000
- Employers’ Liability £10,000,000
- Professional Indemnity £5,000,000
- All Risks/Malicious Damage for Carers £100,000
Take a look at The Foster Care Charity Statement of Purpose and prior OFSTED and CIW reports for The Foster Care Co-operative via these links: