Considering becoming a foster carer? With numerous independent fostering agencies and local authorities to choose from, it’s important you find the right fit for you. That’s why we’ve put together four reasons to foster with Excel.
Start your fostering journey with Excel Fostering, a trusted independent fostering agency, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
With over 90 carers across the North West and 10 years of experience, we can offer you excellent support and training to help you to provide a safe and secure home to children and young people in care.
Potential foster carers are professionally assessed, whether it’s your first time as a foster carer or if you’re an experienced carer looking to transfer fostering agencies. We use our years of experience to place children in foster placements with the right carer, assessing each of our carer’s abilities, skillsets, location, preferences and experience. We create great working relationships between carers and staff, and you’ll have an experienced professional on hand to help 24 hours a day.
Here at Excel, we prioritise the safety and welfare of the children and young people in care, as well as the support we provide to foster carers. To achieve this, we adhere to six core values:
We listen to our foster carers, and standby our commitment to our core values. As a new foster carer, we provide you with detailed fostering training, which will arm you with the knowledge to be able to take care of young people or children in care. Fostering training is also offered every year on several topics in order to help you to improve your skillset.
With all the support and resources you need to be ready to become a foster carer, we have access to a number of local venues that ensure we can deliver local training and advice and you never have to travel too far, as well as a responsive network of social workers across the area who are always on hand to answer your questions.
We pride ourselves on having some of the most professional, expert and friendly members of staff across the North West. This means that no carer is left waiting for an answer to a request for additional support, financial or otherwise – there is an experienced professional at your service 24 hours a day.
We’ve been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
We were recently awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. This rating was given due to the incredible work our team in the North West have achieved, providing care to children and young people, as well as an excellent service to foster carers.
Ready to become a foster carer? Learn more about the fostering requirements, how to become a foster carer or find out more about the different types of foster care available. For further information on why Excel Fostering is the best fostering agency for you, get in touch with a fostering advisor today.