Foster Care Birmingham
Children Always First is a small family-owned Independent Fostering Agency covering Birmingham and its surrounding area which aims to do exactly what its name suggests - and put the needs of foster children in Birmingham first. We operate in the West Midlands based from our head office in Bromsgrove and offer a family placement service in Birmingham that provides the very highest levels of support and achieves the best outcomes for children and young people. We operate in Birmingham using a core and cluster system of delivery that means we deliver your training and support groups in a range of venues and locations close to where you live. We also appoint staff local to each area so they are easily accessible to you. Most of fostering takes place in your own home anyway.
Unlike many of our competitors in Birmingham who are predominantly driven by profit, Children Always First actually care about the children placed with us and our foster carers who look after them. We are a small family owned service who have no aspirations of world domination. We just want to recruit a small team of around 50 households who all believe that the children’s needs should come first.
Local Authority Fostering Birmingham
Our Birmingham Local Authority partner is consequently offered a demonstrably better service at a highly competitive price compared with other similar agencies. This is achieved by paying our staff and foster carers properly and providing industry-leading levels of support. Our Social Workers in Birmingham only have a maximum of ten foster carers to look after and our Birmingham based Children’s Support Workers only look after 20 children. Our agency has access to a range of consultants and therapists with national reputations in fields including fostering.
What brings us all together into our Children Always First family is our shared values and beliefs. Everyone involved with Children Always First shares our belief that each looked after child really matters. We share a child-centred ethos and ‘therapeutic parenting’ approach working tirelessly to ensure that each child achieves their full potential whatever hurdles life has thrown in their way.
Your Local Birmingham Foster Care Agency
Many will talk this talk but how many walk this walk? Because Children Always First have no external shareholders, there is no pressure on us to make a profit. Therefore we can deliver services cheaper and provide a whole new level of fostering support to our children and foster carers. That is what makes us different and better. We will never lose this difference by either growing too big or selling to an unscrupulous competitor. We will always maintain our family feel and always put children first. End of.
Whatever you feel you can contribute 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.Foster Care Training Birmingham
Our Foster training and support in Birmingham 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.
We consider ourselves a learning organisation and pride ourselves on training our foster carers to the very highest standards. As a leading independent fostering agency we have an expertise in the issues that affect looked after children and we ensure our carers become equally knowledgeable. Providing top quality professional foster care is a difficult role and you will need the very best support, information and guidance in order to be able to make a difference. We do expect a lot from our foster carers but due to these demands we pay them professionally to undertake a professional job. It is a very serious alternative career if you have the time, skills and patience to work with us in redirecting a young persons life.
Our head office is based in Bromsgrove although we also deliver fostering training and foster carer support groups in and around Birmingham for our foster carers there. We have staff who live in both areas and whatever your location we guarantee you back up and support from people you know 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
If you have a spare bedroom and feel you have the passion and skills to make a difference to a child’s life then please read on or make an enquiry.