Foster Care Associates Rated Outstanding in Ofsted Inspections

By Foster Care Associates, PRNE
Monday, October 11, 2010

BROMSGROVE, England, October 12, 2010 - Foster Care Associates (FCA) has reaffirmed its status as the UK's
leading independent fostering agency through the publication of recent Ofsted
inspection results.

Assessing the quality and standard of services provided in its North West
and South West regions, Ofsted judged each category and the region as a whole
as 'Outstanding' - a fantastic achievement for the fostering agency. The
inspectors found extensive evidence to underpin their judgement, particularly
from children and young people and the agency's foster carer colleagues.

The results further support the fostering agency ( in its ongoing commitment to raising standards of
foster care and improving outcomes for children and young people. Through the
Team Parenting model of foster care - delivering an extended network of
professional support services to the foster carer and the child or young
person - FCA is working to change the shape of foster care in the UK.

Regional manager at FCA North West, Colette Abbiss said: "We are
delighted to have achieved the highest accolade with our practice being
judged as 'Outstanding'. The outcome is testament to the consistent hard work
in the North West and the dedication and commitment of our staff and foster
carers to our children and young people. The senior management team and I are
very proud indeed and dedicate this achievement to the team effort in
striving for excellence."

Echoing these sentiments, Sheeree Cole, regional manager, FCA South West
commented: "The staff at FCA South West are true professionals and they will
go the extra mile both in terms of their outstanding practice and in terms of
supporting carers. I feel very lucky that I have such a remarkable group of
professionals that I have the privilege of managing. They truly deserve the
'Outstanding' accolade and I feel very proud that the South West has achieved
such a terrific result."

FCA North West provides an 'Outstanding' fostering service throughout the
North West Region, delivering foster care in Manchester (,
fostering in Liverpool, and beyond, providing the highest level of local
support to carers. This includes access to a wide range of support
professionals, geared at addressing every looked after child or young
person's needs. FCA South West covers fostering in Cornwall, Plymouth,
Exeter, and Torquay and across the South West.

These inspection results will bolster the two regions' ongoing campaigns
to encourage more people to consider fostering children (
as a career. The UK currently carries a 10,000 shortfall of foster carers
and through a string of online and offline marketing initiatives FCA bids to
better inform the public as to the key benefits and the considerations of
providing foster care in Nottingham (,
Manchester, Plymouth and throughout the rest of the UK.

About Foster Care Associates (

Foster Care Associates (FCA), part of the Core Assets Group Ltd, is the
UK's leading independent fostering agency, with offices operating throughout
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with
Local Authorities and Health Trusts throughout the UK, FCA aims to provide
'quality care in a family setting' for over 2500 foster children who are
looked after by the agency's 2100 foster families.

    Foster Care Associates PR Contact:
    Rob Bloom
    Online Copywriter
    FCA Central Services
    Malvern View
    Saxon Business Park
    Hanbury Road
    Stoke Prior
    B60 4AD

Foster Care Associates PR Contact: Rob Bloom, Online Copywriter, FCA Central Services, Malvern View, Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4AD +44(0)1527-556480

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