Saturday, 25 January 2014

Yorkshire fostering agency is inadequate

"AN EAST Yorkshire fostering agency has been judged inadequate as new figures show more foster carers than ever are needed in the Humber region."

"Ofsted inspectors have expressed concern over the Family Foster Care agency in Highgate, Beverley, and marked the service inadequate in all areas inspected following a visit in December."

"In her report, inspector Stella Henderson said the agency, which has 13 children looked after by 13 fostering households, had a number of shortfalls with regards to the vetting of freelance staff, assessing and approving foster carers and the monitoring of services."

"The report comes as an appeal has gone out for 750 new foster families to provide homes for children."

Managing Director, Martin Rae, set up the privately run Family Fostercare in 2008. He is a qualified senior social worker with extensive experience in the Looked-After Children sector.

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