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About Us

Sure Start Fostering Agency is a new and growing fostering agency based in East London, SSFA recruits foster carers for children in local authority care and supports foster carers to develop their skills and knowledge to care appropriately for these children; in this process Making a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

Sure Start Fostering Agency Aims to Support Foster Carers with Extensive Fostering Training & 24-Hours Support and Strive in all we do.

Why Choose Us

We are an independent agency with a friendly family approach. We are committed to improving the outcomes of children and young people who come in our care system.

  • provide the very best home and family for the children in care; we ensure all the necessary  & mandatory Training and support is in place for our Foster carers
  • We believe in empowering our carers with continued support, understanding, time and consideration, we ensure that the looked after children under their care have a real opportunity to thrive and meet their full potential.
  • We have very smooth and easy to understand guidelines for our potential and prospective carers through the application process.
  • SSFA ensures stress free journey from start till approval for our prospective carers and offer continuous support throughout the process.
  • Our carers receive full initial training as well as ongoing training and support. We provide training on a range of different subjects and specialities to make sure our carers are well equipped with the knowledge they need to support the young people and children in their care.
  • We are dedicated to supporting our carers throughout their fostering career, from their first placement and beyond.
  • We always aim to match foster parents with foster children who we think will fit well together and form a strong relationship. This is the reason we take time to get to know our carers on an individual basis. Well-matched placements are the key to success & positive outcomes for children and young people!
  • We offer a generous fostering allowance that includes a professional fee as a reward for the hard work, commitment and dedication of our foster carers.

Our Promise

Answer all of your questions

We’ll be there for you, ready to answer any of your questions about fostering and becoming a foster carer. An expert and friendly advisor will speak to you at a time that’s convenient for you. You’ll be able to ask us as many questions as you need, to help you make a decision about whether being a foster carer is for you and your family.

Treat you with respect

Every member of our team you come in to contact with, be it by phone or who visit your home, will be courteous, considerate and caring. Becoming a foster carer is a big step and we want you to feel comfortable every step of the way. You will become part of our family.

Be open and honest

To ensure you have an open and honest view of being a foster carer through our Skills to Foster training. This will allow you to make this life changing step with all the information you need and want. You’ll get the opportunity to speak to other fostering applicants and foster carers and learn about their experiences.

Provide you with dedicated support

Our team will support you through the entire application and assessment process. You will have an experienced supervising social worker who will work closely with you and will be on hand to answer any of your questions, provide you with the support you need and guide you through to panel.

Communicate with you in a speedy manner

You will be told all about the process to become a foster carer and every step will be clearly explained. We will let you know the outcome of your Panel recommendation on the same day. You will get the chance to meet with our placements team who will get to know you and your aspirations as a foster carer as soon as you’re approved. They can then start to look for suitable placements.

Be there for you 24/7

As a foster carer, we will continue to be by your side. We’ll be there for you 24/7, 365 days a year to support you through every fostering placement. We’ll ensure you receive the training and support when you need it and our team will never be far away to help you through your new life as a foster carer.
If you’re looking to become a foster carer, or you’re simply interested in finding out more about fostering, Sure Start Fostering can help. Find out more about the fostering requirements and get in touch with a member of our expert and friendly team today.
If you’d like to find out more about becoming a foster carer contact us today or call.