Annual Consultation of Foster Parents, Children and Young People
In spring 2021 we carried out our annual consultation of Foster Parents, Children and Young People. We have to admit, we are rather proud of what foster carers are saying about us, and the ratings given by the children and young people.
For the annual consultation we surveyed Foster Parents, their children and the fostered children and young people living in their care.
What do foster parents say is going well at the moment?
We have good communication and good support from our Supervising Social Worker.
We are provided with a good amount of training and have have enjoyed the different ways of training being delivered to us, which helps to keep us up to date
We feel more supported and looked after by Regional Foster Families than we did with our previous fostering agencies.
Support during ‘lock down’ has been good and we felt well supported.
Staff are always very helpful and respond to our queries.
What foster children think about our foster family activities
What do our foster carers say about the Regional Manager?
The regional manager always keeps in touch and offers us good support.
Brilliant and a great support, listens and takes on board our concerns.
The Regional Manager always has our welfare first and foremost in her mind.
Caring and thoughtful of both children who are ‘looked after’ and foster families.
Always a phone call or email away and responds really quickly.
Sent out activity packs and organised craft events (virtual) over lockdown that the children have thoroughly enjoyed.
Regular updates during lockdown was very good.
Support for foster children and young people
What about the Support for their Supervising Social Workers?
My Supervising Social Worker continues to be a solid rock of support!
Support is always quick, helpful and thoughtful
They have an outstanding wealth of knowledge and advice, very supportive and isn’t afraid to challenge the local authority if needed.
My Supervising Social Worker is very supportive
Tower of strength, helped me stay positive during lockdowns
Very happy with support provided
The Out of Hours Support Service
Foster Parents comments on the office admin team
- Always happy and respectful
- Deals with things quickly
- Outstanding, responsive to queries and very proactive in all areas
- Very patient and walk us through any problems with technical issues
- Very good, always help with any problems
- Great communication, send reminders and always helps with queries