UK Fostering awarded ‘outstanding’ grade in yet another high-scoring Ofsted inspection
Organisation found to be exceeding standards and transforming lives by placing “children at the heart” of the practice
UK Fostering has reaffirmed its status as one of Britain’s most reputable, trusted and successful fostering agencies after securing a rare clean sweep of ‘outstanding’ grades from The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).
Recent Ofsted inspections found UK Fostering excelled in every area – with the agency providing rewarding experiences, protecting children, and demonstrating effective management/leadership.
UK Fostering supports families caring for vulnerable children who are unable to safely live with their birth parents, covering London, the South-East, the Midlands and the North-West (with a separate office in North-East England).
Collaborating with regional bodies to help children of various backgrounds, UK Fostering has spent almost a decade changing lives through emergency, short-term, long-term care for children of all background and ages including children with disabilities, unaccompanied asylum seekers, parent and child amongst others.
Ofsted reports are divided into three main sections: ‘overall experiences and progress of children and young people’; ‘how well children and young people are helped and protected’; and ‘the effectiveness of leaders and managers’.
In the 2021 report, UK Fostering achieved an ‘outstanding’ grade in all categories.
Ofsted inspectors stated that: “Children are at the heart of this agency’s practice. The leaders and managers inspire a culture of high aspirations and expectations for all their staff and carers to transform and improve the lives of the children.”
The report also stated that “…children joining fostering families [via UK Fostering] are cared for by adults that can meet their needs. Feedback from one child’s social worker stated, ‘I see him in this family for life. I think this placement is life-changing for him.’”
Urs Bielmann, CEO and Registered Manager at UK Fostering, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, foster carers and staff worked extremely hard to accomplish this.
“The rating of OUTSTANDING is evidence that we provide high levels of support to children and families. I am very proud of my team of carers and colleagues. We will continue to strive to be the best we can and maintain our focus to improve the lives of children and young people.”
“There is a particular need for foster carers to look after teenagers and sibling groups”.
UK Fostering CEO Bielmann said his organisation was always looking for new foster carers to join the team – whether that was for a single child, siblings, parents with their children (known as ‘Parent and Child fostering’), or children with disabilities.
He added: “We believe that children deserve the best possible care with UK Fostering following their difficult early life experiences. If you are thinking about fostering, you can be rest assured that you can be part of something Outstanding with us.”
About UK Fostering
UK Fostering is one of the most reputable independent fostering agencies in the country, transforming the lives of children for almost a decade.
Achieving ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grades across the board in 2021, UK Fostering works with local authorities in London and the South-East, the Midlands, the North-West and the North-East of England to find fantastic homes where children can thrive.
UK Fostering is passionate about providing children with warm, loving families that can help them through the trauma of their early life experiences. Experts at the agency provide foster parents with the necessary training, understanding and support to provide the very best levels of care and a fulfilling and rewarding experience that gives children every opportunity in life.
Tim McArdle, Head of Placement & Procurement
If interested in Fostering Contact
Lynsey Dobbs, Senior Recruitment Officer
0345 222 0518