About Us

CSelfie familyhildren Always First is a small family-owned Independent Fostering Agency which does exactly what its name suggests – put the needs of children first. We operate exclusively in the West Midlands and offer a family placement service that genuinely provides the very highest levels of support for carers and strives to achieve the very best outcomes for children and young people.

We really do care about each individual child or young person placed with us and our carers who look after them. We try to treat everybody right and want to recruit potential carers who share our ethos that these children matter and are prepared to work hard in helping us to create positive nurturing homes in which children feel cared for and carers feel supported.

We have capped our growth to a maximum of 50 fostering households who will ultimately be supported by 15 full time staff so we can be certain we keep our family feel and maintain our outstanding levels of support to each and every carer. We don’t want to become some massive national organisation where we lose touch with our carers and children. We want to know everyone by name and sight and value them and their contribution properly.

Fotolia_49663613_L-1What brings us all together in Children Always First is our shared values and beliefs. Everyone involved with Children Always First shares our belief that each ‘looked after’ child really matters.

‘Staff demonstrate a passion for making a difference to the lives of children and young people.’ Ofsted Nov 2014

We share this child-centred ethos and ‘ therapeutic parenting’ approach.

We all work tirelessly to ensure that each child achieves their full potential whatever hurdles life has thrown in their way.

We invest time, money and training in our staff and carers and  that is what makes us different and better. We will always maintain our family feel and always put children first because all of us are in this for the long haul. We want to build something that really makes a difference.

If making a real and sustainable difference to damaged children’s lives is the primary motivation for you then we are probably the right fostering agency for you.Whatever your current experience, from zero to hero, we can help you become a truly amazing foster carer who is able to make a real impact and positively affect the futures of the young people you look after.

Our training and support will ensure that you have the best possible chance of making a difference. The fact that we really care about our children will be evident in all your dealings with us and any of our staff.

Our office is based in Bromsgrove in the West Midlands although we also deliver training and carer support groups in Wolverhampton and Solihull for our carers nearer there. We have staff who live all over the area and whatever your location we guarantee you back up and support from people you know 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.

You are never on your own with Children Always First.

‘The agency has been great in all areas. Training is top quality and the support from everyone affiliated with the company cannot be faulted’ RD Foster Carer Nov 2014