Foster Care Agency UK
Since 2009, Excel Fostering has grown organically to become a key provider of fostering services across the parts of Lancashire with carers in Lancashire, South Cumbria and Warrington. Despite having experienced substantial growth, the foster care agency continues to maintain a strong, family-friendly feel.
Our founders started their careers as social workers and together have more than 50 years’ experience within the sector. Their passion for fostering has led them to develop a culture within Excel of ongoing training and maximum support for our carers. This passion that continues in the day-to-day running of the business to ensure that their original values and ambitions continue to be achieved.
Why choose Excel as your independent fostering agency?
Excel has a senior management team that is responsible for the day to day operations and for ensuring that their team is performing to the best of their ability. They are the liaison across the entire Excel team.
We focus all our energy on helping you to become a foster parent and support you to help children make a brighter tomorrow. We are a local agency, offering you local support so you never have far to travel for training or to take part in support groups and, our social workers live and work in all corners of Lancashire.
Our team are highly experienced and provide quality advice, training and support – 24/7, 365 days a year.
We offer attractive allowances not only to help cover the costs of caring for your new family members but also as a reward for the time, love and dedication you have invested into your new role.
When you make contact with Excel Fostering, your first encounter will be with our administrative team. When you become a registered carer, it is the admin team that starts the process when a child is in need of a placement. The admin team will contact you to discuss whether or not this placement would be a suitable match – and whether you meet the fostering requirements.
The social work team coordinates with you in all aspects of your fostering career, from training to support with the children in your care. A social worker is on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also employ two therapists who specialise in play therapy, amongst other things. We also have a finance team that is responsible for all our transactions. They pay the foster carers, the staff and the bills. The dedication of each team means that we are a smoothly run operation where everyone works to keep us from ever having any glitches or miscommunication.
At the end of an assessment, our independent panel is responsible for scrutinising the work that our social workers do with potential foster carers and deciding whether or not the carers are suitable to become a foster carer. Our panel is made up of people from various backgrounds with a wide range of life experience and expertise.
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, there are children and young people in your community who need you right now. If you would like more information or want to know more about the fostering process, get in touch with a member of our helpful team who are always on hand to help. We are always on the search for good people to help us in our goal of providing happy lives to youngsters, and making tomorrow a brighter day.