Introducing The Foster Care Charity A new era in transforming children's lives
We are proud to announce from 1st October, 2023, The Foster Care Co-operative has transitioned to become The Foster Care Charity. This exciting development marks a pivotal moment in our journey to provide foster care and support to vulnerable children across England and Wales.
A charitable organisation with headquarters in Malvern, Worcestershire, The Foster Care Charity is dedicated to promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young adults through foster care placements and relevant childcare services. Our primary objective is to support the needs and protect the welfare of children and young adults in foster care, those who have left the care system, and their caregivers by providing advice, support, and additional services.
“We’re stepping into a new chapter as The Foster Care Charity. It’s an iconic evolution for our organisation,” said Sam Ram, CEO of The Foster Care Charity. “Our aim remains unwavering: to transform the lives of even more children and young people, all while staying true to our core values of being ambitious for children, morally driven, collaborative partners and fair and inclusive in all that we do.”
Since 1999, The Foster Care Co-operative, has been operating as a not-for-profit foster care agency, actively placing children in loving family homes across Wales, the Midlands, North West England, Yorkshire, East Anglia, Bristol and the South West. As a registered charity, we will continue to focus on providing this care as well as prioritising providing 24/7 support, specialized training, and generous benefits and allowances for our foster carers. Importantly, any surplus income generated through our foster care contractual commitments, will, as it always has, be reinvested within our charitable organisation.
Becoming The Foster Care Charity will also help extend our ability to access funding and enable us to provide much needed additional support for care experienced children and young people in 3 key areas: training and education; wellbeing; and the transition from care to independent living.
With the launch of The Foster Care Charity, our vision remains clear: “To make a positive impact on children’s lives and enable them to achieve their full potential, have a sense of belonging, and grow as individuals.” We continue to be driven by the belief that every child deserves the chance to experience and benefit from being part of a loving, supportive family.
This exciting new journey as The Foster Care Charity, continues our work to help transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the UK. Together, with our cooperative spirit, we aim to create lasting and meaningful change.