Why Join Excel?
Excel Fostering has a motto: Small enough to care, big enough to make a difference. This is at the core of our agency’s concept of building better futures for children and young people in the UK. It is also at the core of why you should consider joining Excel, if you are thinking about becoming a carer. We are able to meet both sides of the equation involved in caring for youngsters.
On one side, there are standards to be met, education to be provided, goals to be reached. On the other side are the loving families to be nurtured, caring foster parents and happy children to be brought together, and a family friendly atmosphere where carers and Excel’s staff and management can work together.
When you join Excel and become part of our team, you know that you are part of a valued group that makes a difference in the basic fabric of society. You bring your personality, skills, and experience to the package. We provide training at every stage of your career. In addition to practical support, Excel provides a financial package that covers an allowance for the child and a payment for your skills.
As an organisation, we are committed to continuous learning and development, keeping up to date with current research and best practice guidance. We are involved with professional organisations, such as The Fostering Network and BAAF (British Association of Adoption and Fostering), ensuring that issues affecting carers and the young people in their care are brought to the attention of groups who have influence with the government.
Excel Fostering is well established in the North West and Cumbria, Cheshire and Lancashire. Our team are committed to ensuring that our high standards, levels of support and accessibility are never compromised.
Many people think about becoming a carer but feel they may not have the right home, skills or background. However, kids come into the care system from all backgrounds and we need foster carers who can reflect this diversity. When it comes to joining Excel, the most important quality is a desire to help children and young people grow and develop. All children need a safe, stable and secure environment for this to happen.
In the North West, more children are coming into care. As a result, there is an ongoing shortage of fostering families. If you have ever thought about being a foster parent and have a spare bedroom, now is the time to take action. We need families and homes for emergency, short term, and long term placements.
Excel is an independent fostering agency and has contracted to offer our fostering services to local authorities. We are experienced in providing excellent placements. Our social workers are on hand to guide new applicants through the process from initial enquiry to your approval as a registered foster carer. Contact us by telephone or email for further information.