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Foster Care Link is the only agency in the UK which has a unique and dedicated specialist service in finding Muslim families for Muslim children of varying different backgrounds and ethnicities. We consulted many Local Authorities before we launched back in 2002 about the need and advantage of a specialist service. The overwhelming view was that a dedicated service to meet the needs of the Muslim children in care was a much needed resource.
Since establishing in 2002, we have been given the opportunity to manage placements for nineteen Local Authorities, with children from a wide variety of backgrounds placing many children over the years in successful fostering placements. We have also developed detailed Preferred Provider Agreements with some Local Authorities with whom we work closely in partnership. You can read our statement of purpose here. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have built which is reflected in the testimonials we have received from placing authorities through the years.
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- Ensures our work is child centered and aims to achieve a high standard in meeting the needs of a child through the five outcomes.
- Offers a wealth of experience in managing placements from a wide variety of backgrounds.
- Matches children with foster families very carefully by being sensitive to both the culture and the past history of the child along with the skills of the foster carer.
- Respects the cultural, racial, religious as well as linguistic background of every child.
Alongside offering fostering placements, we have also offered consultancy advice, workshops and training to Local Authorities to assist them with issue pertaining to Muslim children in care. Our unique work has not gone unnoticed. We have featured on the front cover of Community Care magazine with a full good practice feature inside. We have been invited to give presentations to the BAAF Ethnic Minority Forum and at the Community Care Live Event. We have also featured in many media pieces including BBC News.
If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also keen to forge new partnerships. If you would like us to come and meet you to discuss how we can work together, or if you want to visit us at our offices, please do not hesitate to get in touch, feel free to email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 020 8880 5387.
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Types of PlacementsFoster Care Link can offer a wide range of placement types, including emergency, respite, short term, long term and mother and baby placements.
From our experience, we know that Local Authorities struggle to find placements for larger sibling groups. We are pleased to inform you that we have many families that have been specifically assessed to manage larger sibling groups in large properties where the carers have substantial child care experience, therefore allowing these siblings to stay together in one large fostering household.
We also know that many unaccompanied minors seeking fostering placements are from traditional Muslim backgrounds, e.g. Afghani, Eastern European, Iraqi, Iranian, Pakistani and Somalian young people. We have managed many such placements through our specialist Muslim fostering service that we offer and have carers that understand the needs of these young people which includes advocacy needs.
Foster Care Link is an Ofsted Registered Independent Fostering Agency (No. 49096) www.fostercarelink.com Foster Care Link Limited, Registered in England and Wales, Registered No 4743655, Registered Office: 66B Cazenove Road, London, N16 6AA Tel: 020 8880 5387 Fax: 020 3609 4796