Historically, Looked After Children have under-achieved in many areas – most noticeably in the field of education. Family Fostering not only provides children and young people with safe, secure and nurturing family placements but also offers Looked After Children the educational input, support and backup which promotes inclusion and high achievement.
Family Fostering is committed to working to current Government targets for Looked After Children and young people. And we aim to significantly exceed the national expectations:
Young people’s attendance within the education system – We will aim for all our young people and children to attend main stream education.
Educational attainment of children and young people placed with Family Fostering Foster Carers –We will aim for children and young people within Family Fostering to be attaining all their key stage targets.
Development of Social Skills - Family Fostering Foster Carers will work closely with placing authorities to develop the social skills of the children in their care. They do this by promoting opportunities for them to participate in social and extra-curricular activities and encouraging the growth of independence and personal responsibility. By recognising achievements and providing positive role models, Foster Carers help young people to develop a true sense of self-worth and high self-esteem, which in turn promotes resilience in the face of adversity and disadvantage.
Stability of placements - Family Fostering will strive to achieve an outstanding record in providing stable placements