About Foster Care Link

A Specialist Muslim Fostering Service

Artboard-2-copy-12@1x

Providing a service for the Ummah since 2004

Artboard-2-copy-14@1x

UNIQUE SERVICE

Foster Care Link has a unique and dedicated specialist service in finding families for children of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and languages. As part of this service Foster Care Link is the only agency in the UK which has a dedicated Muslim Fostering Service. We have foster carers in London and the South East, the East and West Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire regions.

Our foster carers also come from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds speaking 10 languages. We can therefore often offer the best placement match for children of any ethnic background, who need a foster home.



About Us

Foster Care Link is an award-winning agency with a proven track record.

We have been established since 2002 and have subsequently built a reputation for the quality of our work, which is always centred around the needs of children placed with us. We have managed placements for over seventy Local Authorities across England and Wales to achieve positive outcomes for children in care.



SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD

We are currently rated as an ‘Outstanding’ agency in every area since our Nov 2014 inspection, a performance repeated in March 2018. We have excellent testimonials from the Local Authorities that have used our service, and our greatest asset, our team of dedicated foster carers, have consistently advised us that they feel well supported and cared for as part of our team.

Foster Care Link is approved by many consortiums throughout England and Wales including:

  • London Care Placements
  • Placements North West
  • SCMS Yorkshire & Humber
  • South Central Framework
  • East and West Midlands frameworks

Our Team

A strong and dedicated staff team manages Foster Care Link to ensure it continues to develop and meet the objectives of the organisation.



348547043_640215384172535_3031277302461872517_n

Registered Manager

Abdurrahman Sayed

Abdurrahman Sayed qualified as a social worker from the University of Central Lancashire in 2002. He was first appointed as a Supervising Social Worker at Foster Care Link in 2004 before being promoted to Deputy Manager in 2009. He worked under an experienced Registered Manager during that time (Peter Howes) who has over 40 years experience in managing Local Authority fostering teams. In January 2021 he was appointed Registered Manager at the agency. Mr Sayed is also a qualified Islamic scholar, and therefore uniquely positioned to manage a Muslim fostering service. He has extensive experience in the field and has followed up his initial qualification with PQ1 from Royal Holloway University and also completed NVQ L4 in Management. He manages all the fostering sub-offices of Foster Care Link and regularly offers advice to Local Authority teams on matters related to Muslim children in care.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Complex social work practice
  • Quality practice audits
  • NVQ L4 in Management
  • Chairing complex meetings

     

Director

Ismail Amaan, BA (Hons)

Ismail Amaan graduated from the University of London, and previously worked as the Operations Coordinator of a UK-wide faith umbrella body, and was then appointed Director of a North London based charity. He has also worked with local government, and other Government Agencies.
Ismail has extensive experience of project management, including working with children in a community setting. His community related work has been cited in Central Government reports as an example of best practice, and has also enjoyed coverage in international media.

348838629_780589840187562_3764325287428662119_n
6a00d83451ef7969e200e54fbd4ba48834-800wi

Director

Munaf Zina, BA (Hons)

Munaf Zina has extensive experience in community related work. He has been Chairman of a North London Housing Association and continues to be a Management Board member since 1986, and is also currently the Chair of a London based charity. He also has personal experience of fostering.Ismail has extensive experience of project management, including working with children in a community setting. His community related work has been cited in Central Government reports as an example of best practice, and has also enjoyed coverage in international media.

Artboard-2-copy-12@1x

Testimonials

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

Children’s learning outcomes and general development are excellent. They make significant academic and vocational progress from their starting points

Ofsted Report 2023

Artboard-2-copy-12@1x

Ofsted Report 2023

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

The leadership and management of the fostering service are strong and effective. Leaders have an ambitious vision for the service and are aspirational in their efforts to ensure children meet their full potential.



Ofsted Report 2023

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

One local authority social worker wrote to agency staff to say, ‘I wanted to say thank you for all the support you have given me as a social worker whilst I have worked alongside you and our young people. Your knowledge and support have been invaluable and has shown me how good partnership working can really improve the outcomes for our young people.



Sign Up To Our Newsletter

(We do not share your data with anybody, and only use it for its intended purpose)



Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.