Fostering People was last inspected by Ofsted in England in October 2015, were we attained an OUTSTANDING inspection result, across all assessed areas.
This was our second Ofsted inspection which resulted in an OUTSTANDING rating across all 5 areas:
“Fostering People is an outstanding independent fostering agency which meets the complex needs of children and young people exceptionally well. As a result, they form meaningful attachments with their carers, feel safe and make significant progress in all aspects of their lives, from their starting points”.
OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
“The voice of children and young people is very evident in how this agency operates. Staff and managers actively seek out and welcome children and young people’s views on a wide range of topics”.
QUALITY OF SERVICE
“Matching is a real strength. Universally, fostering carers confirm there is no pressure to take placements. Supervising social workers support this view and if they feel the placement is inappropriate, they are listened to”.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
“Carers demonstrate a detailed and clear awareness and understanding of the known and potential risks for children placed with them. Agency staff support them to constantly review and update care plans and risk assessments”.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
“The agency is run and managed by a highly competent, dedicated and inspirational registered manager. He is supported by an equally impressive management team, who work closely and seamlessly to improve services for children and young people”.
Fostering People Scotland are inspected separately by the Care Inspectorate.
At our most recent inspection by the Scottish Care Inspectorate in December 2018, we were rated as ‘Excellent’.
Quality of care and support – 6 Excellent
Quality of management and leadership – 6 Excellent
Quality of staffing – Not assessed.
The inspection stated:
‘This outstanding service demonstrated excellent outcomes for children and young people. Overwhelmingly, all children and young people and foster carers that we spoke with told us that they were receiving an exceptional service in all aspects of fostering work’.
You can read the full report by visiting the Care Inspectorate Website.