About Excel Fostering
Excel Fostering is an IFA that was established in March 2009, and registered with Ofsted in October 2009. We were awarded a ‘good’ quality rating at our last inspection. Our registered manager is Bev Maymond. We are governed in accordance with:
- The Children’s Act 1989
- The Care Standards Act 2000
- Children Act 2004
- Children & Young Persons Act 2008
- The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011
- Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards 2011
We have grown since becoming an established provider for fostering services across the North West, Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and this is due to passion of our staff and foster carers who maintain a strong a family feel.
Our aim is to provide safe foster placements where any child or young person can thrive emotionally, acquire the skills necessary to achieve in education, be healthy and contribute positively to society.
The way that we achieve begins by recruiting a diverse range of foster carers who then go through our carer assessment process. The process is designed to ensure that our carers are motivated, enthusiastic people who are committed to training and development.
Excel provides steady support to our caring parents through regular visits, groups, continuous training and 24 hour on-call advice and support service. Our regular supervision to our carers, annual reviews, and unannounced visits maintain strong lines of communication and accountability.
We work hard to be successful at creating good matches between youngsters and their carers. If there are any gaps in skills or provision, these are recorded and a plan is agreed to demonstrate how this will be managed and supported.
Excel’s commitment to continuous learning and improvement is maintained by listening to children, young people, foster parents, staff and other stakeholders. Behind the scenes, our efficient and effective finance and administration systems keep things running smoothly.
Our system thrives because of the diligence, professionalism, and receptive lines of communication between the staff and the carers. We are all working to ensure positive outcomes for young people. Their welfare, safety and needs are at the centre of our services.
We focus on accepting all children as they are and providing them with an enjoyable childhood, with excellent parenting and education. This means that we emphasise that youngsters have a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and skills, as well as having his or her wishes and feelings listened to and taken into account.
If you have a spare room, are in good health, have a caring and loving heart and, would like more information on how to become a foster parent contact us by phone or email. We can answer your questions and explain the application process. We need families like yours to help us make a difference.