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FAMOOLY FOSTERING

Famooly  Fostering was formed with the aim that all children deserve a family where they experience permanence, a sense of belonging and trust that this will remain their home into adulthood, regardless of anything they might do.

FAMOOLY FOSTERING

The directors understand the challenges of offering this unconditional love and care to a traumatised child and therefore chose to create Famooly Fostering using a different approach to many other fostering agencies. While we value the importance of a family experience we recognise that the children within our service may not always fit naturally into a family setting and therefore we need to approach recruitment, matching and placement support differently. We recruit and train our specialist foster carers specifically to care for children who have experienced trauma and who are not able to remain living with their families. As a result of the trauma they have suffered many of the children we care for have a range of needs and can display some challenging behaviours. Our carers are prepared fully for the challenges these children will present and are offered extensive support packages to help them through the difficulties they may face. Unlike other fostering agencies the children we match and place with our carers are children we have cared for and know inside and out. We have laughed and cried with them, we have dealt with their challenges; we have built memories with them and supported them on their journey. This enables us to match placements in a much more informed way. Our carers will be given extensive histories, knowledge of triggers and strategies as well as first hand examples of the child’s behaviours, personality and interests. We believe the support we offer our carers also sets us apart from other agencies. Because we know the children we place we can offer support from people who already have relationships with the children, who know how to engage with them and can work alongside you to achieve the best outcomes. Oak Fostering also feels passionately about not offering a one size fits all approach to support, we tailor make our support packages to work for the individual foster family. We recognise that this is a challenging role and we take our responsibility to support you with it seriously.

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The support we offer is tailor made in a way that works for the individual child and family and can include on call support, babysitting, day care, consistent planned respite and many other forms of support. Many agencies offer on call telephone support but we feel carers need more than this; we seek to give our carers a different experience, the experience of not being alone. We believe on call support should be someone who will come out to them if needed, no matter the time or day, and support them and their foster child through the struggle they are facing; this is what Oak Fostering offers. We also aim to create networks of carers who can informally support each other, who can meet socially and share experiences and knowledge further creating the feeling of being supported. We believe that if we support our carers in the right way, they in turn can support our children to thrive. We recruit and train our carers to provide an environment which promotes thinking, listening, reflection, understanding and development. We have a strong focus on developing our carer’s skills and abilities in understanding and responding to trauma. We believe that providing carers with the space to think about their practice and about the children enables them to be more aware of how they manage situations and of why the children respond as they do. This helps them to continually develop as practitioners and to assist the children effectively to make positive changes. We believe that work to help children deal with trauma is not only carried out by qualified therapists, it can also be through therapeutic relationships which do not solely exist within a therapy room. For this reason our carers whilst not being qualified therapists are trained to enable them to support children therapeutically.

WHY TRANSFER TO FAMOOLY FOSTERING?

If you are looking to transfer from your current independent fostering agency or local authority, one of the most compelling reasons to transfer to Famooly Fostering is that it is a family as well as being highly professional. In other words, it provides the best of both worlds – the small cosy atmosphere of a small office with the solid knowledge base and expertise of a larger company. Because we have been in the business of recruiting, training, and supporting foster carers for a long time, we have been able to grow with the overall fostering system and put into place all the knowledge that is needed to provide training, support, and assistance regardless of the task at hand. We specialise in providing the best services and support possible to our carers as well as to our placements. When it comes to making the transition to Famooly, we have the ability to make the transfer as easy as possible. Famooly has one dedicated focus. That focus is to provide the best foster homes possible to the children and young people that the local authorities have taken into care so that we can help them have brighter outcomes. The wider the range of experienced carers we have, the better we are able to respond in a timely manner to the requests that we receive from the authorities. We are extremely eager to work with you and bring your experience into our team.

HOW DOES THE TRANSFER PROCESS WORK?

To facilitate the transition, begin the process by getting in touch. We will arrange to visit you at home to discuss what’s involved. We’ll work with you, your existing agency, and the local authority to make sure everyone understands what will happen and that any children or young people placed with you are fully supported at every step of the way. It is important to remember that foster carers can only be approved by one agency at any one time. If you currently have a child placed with you, the transfer procedure begins with you giving your intention to resign to your existing fostering agency or local authority in writing. Once this intention to resign has been delivered, you can then apply to foster with us. After we’ve visited you and you’ve made the decision to transfer to us, we’ll ask your existing fostering agency for a reference. When we’ve received this, you’ll be able to begin the transferring process. After your panel presentation, you then give your formal resignation in writing. You’ll be allocated a social worker who will support you through your assessment. If you have a child placed with you, there is a slightly different transfer process because the needs of any looked after child or young person are really important to us. That’s why we’ll work closely with you and them to make sure that the transfer process works smoothly. The first step is to tell your existing local authority or independent fostering agency as soon as possible that you want to transfer. At this point, they’ll arrange a meeting with you to discuss the transfer and we’ll be at the meeting with you. To find out more about transferring to the famooly Fosterng, just give us a call on 0208 0883 260. One of our staff would be glad to assist you.

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How to became a volounteer in Zambia state ?

These are the families that Give Kids The World Village welcomes to a place where time slows down. At the Village.

How to donate on our site using your form ?

Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For these children.

In which state do you work most in Africa ?

Since 1986, more than 156,000 children and families from around the world have had their wishes fulfilled.

How can I give my clothes and other products ?

Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

What and where are the headquarters of your company ?

The Village is home to 166 villas. During their stay, families can enjoy rides on an enchanted carousel.

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Once approved you may want to explore additional areas to become specialized in different types of fostering. Different fostering specialisms range from looking after children with disabilities to therapeutic care. We will be able to provide specialist training in a range of different fostering types. This will enable you to feel confident looking after different placements and an opportunity to develop.Our social workers will discuss this with you during your assessment.