Together we are creating a world where every young person is raised by people who care; where communities flourish because we help young people build lives full of opportunity and choice.
We are harnessing the strength of families, carers, communities and organizations o unconditionally support and encourage children and young people to achieve their full potential.
Fostering Innovations was established in September 2014 and operationalised in September 2016. We aim to provide fostering services to children and young people who are in need as outlined within the Children Act, 1989 and from the statutory guidance, regulations and National Minimum Standard of 2011. We have a clearly laid out vision, mission statement and business plan which explains how we intend to undertake and fulfil our business and practice ethos.GET STARTED NOW
What is Fostering
Fostering is a way of providing family life for someone else’s child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. The Foster carer and their family provides a warm and caring attitude towards the looked after child by welcoming him or her to their house. This opens space for effective communication and trust which enables the child to settle in a new environment.
Fostering makes positive and lasting differences to the lives of children or young people. Carers contribute towards the social, educational, health and overall development of the child.
Nationally there is estimated to be around 27,000 Foster Carers
At any given time there are 60,000 children being “looked after” by foster families
It is estimated that there is a shortage of around 10,000 foster carers
In addition, the foster carer population is ’ageing’, with many approaching retirement.
Make a difference………..FOSTER!