Why choose Excel?

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.

1. Our experience

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.

2. Our values

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:

  • Making brighter tomorrows - promoting exceptional outcomes for children and young people
  • Ensuring safeguarding - putting safeguarding at the heart of the agency
  • Empowering care leavers - supporting and investing in children leaving care, providing opportunities to those transitioning to independence
  • High-quality support - delivering an outstanding quality of service for foster carers and their families
  • Advocacy - listening, hearing and acting for those we support
  • Supporting staff - supporting and investing in our team of staff

3. Our support

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.

4. Our achievements

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 requirementshow 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.

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Thinking of fostering?

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Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering.