about us

a fostering family like no other

welcome to the
south west team!

We are based in Gloucester just off the M5 at Junction 11 supporting Foster Carers in the South West region. Our team consists of dedicated, passionate experts who want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people across the Gloucestershire region.

We are a helpful, welcoming and supportive team who carry out our work with a smile.  We find time for each other and importantly for our Foster Carers, who have an outstanding support network across the region. We are always pleased to spend time helping you understand the fostering task and if it is right for you and your family. We hold support groups and offer regular supervisions to our Foster Carers, resulting in us being Outstanding in all areas in our latest Ofsted report.

always on hand

Carers receive regular visits, phone calls and emails with a dedicated Supervising Social Worker within the South West team, offering a 24/7 support line, 365 days a year, meaning we are always here for you.

Our comprehensive training builds upon and develops your skills in understanding the vulnerabilities and needs of the children we support. We also recognise the importance of Foster Carer’s speaking with fellow peers so we facilitate monthly support groups, participation groups and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Participation for our young people is also at the forefront and we aim to involve them in our service, helping them make decisions about their lives offering a range of participation events covering topics such as life skills, and preparation for independence.

We need resilient people who are keen to support children who come from complex backgrounds and have individual requirements.  We have a particular shortage of Foster Carers to support sibling groups, teenagers, parent and child placements and children with disabilities. So if you can rise to the challenge of caring for children who have experienced trauma please contact us.

There is a real opportunity for you to make a lasting difference to children and young people in your community and give them the life they need and deserve.

We hold regular face to face and telephone information events across the region and we encourage you to pop into our office weekdays between 9 - 5 for an informal chat. We are always happy for you to contact us, no matter which aspect of fostering you wish to discuss: Unit A5, Elmbridge Court, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester, GL3 1JZ. 01452 245424

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delivering stable placements

working to ensure our carers and young people receive the best support

24

hours of support

Foster Carers have access to 24-hour support, helping to prevent placement breakdowns.

365

days a year

We're available 365 days a year to ensure our support never stops.

3x

outstanding

Even though we have been rated Ofsted 'Outstanding', we’re not complacent. We’re always striving to improve!

24

hours of support

Foster Carers have access to 24-hour support, helping to prevent placement breakdowns.

365

days a year

We're available 365 days a year to ensure our support never stops.

3x

outstanding

Even though we have been rated Ofsted 'Outstanding', we’re not complacent. We’re always striving to improve!

We actively seek to recruit Foster Carers within the South West team, especially in areas such as Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, North Wiltshire and North Somerset. So if you are interested in fostering please call us or pop in to our office for a chat.

Jane our Area Manager within the South West Team

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we’ve been officially outstanding on 3 consecutive occasions!

The complex needs of children and young people are well understood by the foster carers and agency staff, who plan effectively to significantly reduce the risks.

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