Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose for Abacus Fostering Ltd it is based on principles and legislation from the

  • National Minimum Standards for Foster Services Standards, including Standard 16.1 and 16.2 which relate to the Statement of Purpose.
  • Fostering Services Regulations England and Wales Part 1, 3 & 4.
  • Care Standards Act 2000.
  • Children Act 1989.

 A full version of the Statement of Purpose can be made available upon request.


Abacus Fostering……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 that we recruit have positive motivations to foster and receive quality ongoing Supervision, Support, Training and Advice.

  • Children’s views are valued and used in developing and delivering our service which puts children at the heart of what we do.


Abacus statement of purpose is aimed to be jargon free and easily understood by any interested parties including

  • Foster Carers
  • Children & young People
  • Parents and Carers
  • Social Workers and all Abacus Employees.
  • Other Professionals
  • The General Public
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Becoming a Foster Parent

It takes a special kind of person to take on the responsibilities of fostering. If you’re patient, understanding and positive, you’re already well on your way to becoming a successful foster carer. Abacus Fostering will provide tailored, quality training to teach carers of any age (above 21), gender or cultural background. With positivity and determination, together we know we can succeed. If you think you have the qualities necessary to take on a child in need, enquire with Abacus Fostering to find out how you can become a foster carer.