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Can you foster?

Help Emma to reach new heights.

Make a difference to children and young people and contact us today about fostering

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Exciting new vocation.

Do you need a new vocation which is fulfilling and rewarding? Fostering local children and young people in need of a family can be life changing experience. Embark on a new and exciting career which is both rewarding and satisfying.

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Foster with Abacus

Children and young people need a home like yours to feel safe and secure in. Could you welcome a child into your home?

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Join the Abacus Team

Abacus views foster carers as professionals, we provide excellent support and additional services for our foster carers. Find out about the benefits of becoming a Abacus Foster carer today

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Our Ethos

Abacus’ ethos is to provide consistently high standards of care to Children who are Looked After. We endeavour to do this by ensuring that the Foster Carers we recruit have positive motivations to foster and receive quality ongoing Supervision, Support, Training and advice.

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Children are at the heart of what we do!

We take seriously children wishes and feelings and endeavour to ensure that children are listened to and their views are taken seriously in developing and delivering our service which puts children at the heart of what we do.

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Excellent Support Package

Abacus provides an excellent support training and financial package. We see the role of foster carers as professional. You will be treated with respect and be valued as a member of our team.

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We are  currently recruiting foster carers in the East and West Midlands Area

Birmingham, Derbyshire, Dudley, Sandwell, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire & Warwickshire.

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Our Aim

We aim  to provide excellent quality foster placements to children and young people and children and parents by providing stability and opportunities to achieve in life. We endeavour to do this by ensuring that the Foster Carers we recruit have positive motivations to foster and receive quality ongoing Supervision, Support, Training and advice, we have policies and procedures in place which are grounded in current research, good practice and legislation. We Have robust procedures in place for the recruitment of potential carers,  we provide high quality support and supervision to Foster Carers , we Provide excellent in house and external training which develops carers skills in caring for children and young people, We provide quality and choice of placements ensuring that children are well matched to carers to achieve successful placements, meet children’s individual needs taking into account all areas under Every Child Matters. We provide a robust service and dedicated skilled staff team which is geared up to meeting the needs of Foster Carers and children and Young People, Work in partnership with others, Consulting with Foster Carers, Children and Young People birth parents and family and professionals to continually improve the service.

 

Core values

Abacus’ core values are fairness, being open, honest and trustworthy,  accountable and reliable. We are  committed to equal opportunities in employment, recruitment of foster carers and service delivery. The policies and practices of Abacus Fostering aim to provide an inclusive approach to recruitment and promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination which values the diversity of all people, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect. Keeping foster cares well supported and children at the heart of what we do is a priority for us at all times.

 

Children are at the heart of what we do

Our ethos is to provide consistently high standards of care to Children who are Looked After. We prioritise the safeguarding of children and Young people and promote and respect children and Young people’s heritage and  cultural background, responding positively and appropriately to their age, gender,  sexuality and identity. We listen to children and young people and give them the opportunity to share their wishes and feelings with us to improve the service where we can. Children and Young people are encouraged to take part in recruitment and training where they feel comfortable we are an inclusive fostering agency who feel it is important that children and young people have a say in our service.

 

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