Here at Children Always First, we are a small family-owned Independent Fostering Agency founded by Jan Blazak and Julie Elliot. Jan and Julie’s vision and insight in to the world of fostering has led the Agency to where it is today.
As an Agency we have grown greatly in the last five years. We now have in excess of 50 fostering households. However we will never become a massive national, corporate organisation, as we want to be certain we never lose our ‘family feel’.To make sure everything runs smoothly for the people who matter, our foster carers and children, we have a strong team of 19 staff ensuring the best possible support 24/7.
What brings us all together at 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. We all share this child-centred ethos and ‘therapeutic parenting’ approach. We work tirelessly to ensure that each child achieves their full potential, against whatever hurdles life has thrown in their way. We will always maintain our ‘family feel’ and always put children first, that’s at the centre of everything we do.
We invest time, money and training in our staff and foster carers and this is one of the things that makes us different and better than other agencies. Our training and support ensures our foster carers have the best possible chance of making a difference. We deliver a robust training schedule mainly from our office in Bromsgrove. Our staff live all over the West Midlands and whatever your location we guarantee you back up and support from people you know 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. There is always a qualified social worker on duty and a manager available in addition to our promise to be with you within an hour if we need to (very rare!).
So if you like what you have read so far and you think making a real and sustainable difference to children and young people’s lives is your primary motivation for you to foster, 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 carer who is able to make a real positive impact on the futures of the young people you look after.
You really are never on your own with Children Always First.