Our Story

Children Always First Ltd was established in December 2012 by Julie Elliott and Jan Blazak in order to make a real and lasting difference to damaged young lives.

image 3Jan had worked with young people all of his life, including spells in a residential unit and the last seven spent within the fostering sector. He had become somewhat disillusioned, believing things could be improved and therefore decided that the best way of realising his vision of high quality care would be to establish an agency.

Julie was a Senior Manager with responsibility for specialist support services, fostering services, adoption services and residential homes for a Local Authority. Julie fully understands support services for children in care and believes that there are ways of making sure children receive the best possible care and support at fees local authority’s can afford..

Both Julie and Jan care passionately about vulnerable children and young people and in particular those children who are ‘looked after’. They really want to make a difference to what are proving often bleak outcomes so they decided to take a huge leap and set up a fostering agency with a real difference: Children Always First.

And that is exactly what they have achieved !!

Now with a GOOD overall and OUTSTANDING for Quality of Service in our recent (Nov 14) inspection.

Tier 1 preffered provider contracts with NINE local authorities… Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Dudley, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire and Stoke. Also utilised by Birmingham, Walsall, Telford & Wrekin and Sandwell.

Children Always First just goes from strength to strength !

We have had a positive effect on all of the children placed with us of which we are truly proud.

We have assembled an exceptionally talented and skilled staff team and continue to attract interest from the highest caliber candidates.

content (7)We actually receive ten times more referrals than we are able to place.

The only thing we still need is more foster carers… could you be one?

You need to have a big heart, room in your house and life, a commitment to training and developing yourself and a nurturing patient character.

If you have been thinking about fostering but never taken it further then why not phone us?

If you are an existing carer and your agency does not offer you the support you deserve why not get in touch for an informal and discrete chat? We know that many of our competitors talk a good talk but fail to walk the walk. We walk what we talk. We pride ourselves on being honest, transparent, friendly and easy to deal with !

0800 830 3008