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A unique and dedicated specialist service in finding Muslim families for Muslim children of varying different backgrounds and ethnicities.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN FOSTERING

Foster Care Link is the only Muslim specialist agency in the UK. We are a unique and dedicated specialist service in finding Muslim families for Muslim children of varying backgrounds and ethnicities. We have been Ofsted Outstanding since 2014 and have carers across various regions of England.

Since establishing in 2002, we have been given the opportunity to manage placements for over seventy Local Authorities, and have placed hundreds of children in successful foster placements.

Our Ofsted report speaks for itself on the successful outcomes we have achieved for these children and young people, you can read this here.

We have developed detailed Preferred Provider Agreements with Local Authorities with whom we work closely. 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.

Foster Care Link…

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must be aged over 21.
You must have a spare bedroom in your home and secure accommodation i.e. long term tenancy or homeowner.
You must be normally resident in the UK and have a good level of spoken English.
If you have committed certain crimes such as crimes against children, you will not be able to become a foster carer. Please note, you need to be open and honest when applying to foster. Most minor crimes will not stop you from becoming a foster carer, but if you do not disclose this in your application form and we later find that you have convictions, we may have to discontinue your assessment. All applicants are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formally CRB) checked to an enhanced level.

You must be willing to work with other professionals and have the commitment to attend training so that you can learn how to become good foster carers.

You must have a commitment to attend training so that you can develop your skills as a foster carer. You also must be willing to undertake an assessment which will include a number of visits to your home by a social worker from our agency who will ask detailed questions about many aspects of your life.

Helping to promote foster care in local communities

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 admin@fostercarelink.com or give us a ring on 020 8880 5387.

Making a referral

Making referrals to Foster Care Link is simple. You may follow one of the two options below:

Option A: 

Send placements profiles directly by email (admin@fostercarelink.com), ensuring full details of the person to contact regarding the placement are included. Our duty social worker will then contact you to discuss further and offer possible placement matches from our database.

Option B: 

Call our Referrals Line on 020 8880 5387. After completing a referral matching form. Our duty social worker will thereafter contact you to take further details if necessary, and will then offer possible placement matches that are suitable.

Testimonials

Here’s what people had to say about our services:

The level of support provided by the agency to the foster carers is exceptional

Ofsted Report 2018

A social worker described an agency staff member as ‘one of the best supervising social workers I have worked with’

Ofsted Report 2018

The experiences, progress and outcomes for children and young people are Outstanding.

Ofsted Report 2018

Are you looking for foster carers ?

Please feel free to give us a ring on 020 8880 5387 to discuss suitable matches

020 8880 5387

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