News from NFA
The National Fostering Agency Group has pioneered an innovative and interactive project, designed to raise awareness of the shortage of foster carers throughout the United Kingdom
NFA is delighted to have been re-awarded the ‘Customer Service Excellence’ Government standard kite mark
Following our recent Customer Service Excellence Review visit, the National Fostering Agency are pleased to announce that we have been re-awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard kite mark.
Take 11 top chefs, a bevy of enthusiastic youngsters, some tasty ingredients, mix together and you have Cooks & Kids – a new recipe and nutrition book for children and teenagers that will be out this autumn.
We are delighted to announce that NFA has maintained its overall rating of Good and increased its rating to ‘Outstanding’ in some areas after an inspection by Ofsted in August 2011 of the NFA registered offices in Uxbridge and Lowestoft.
Children on Independent Reviewing Officers - A report of children’s views by the Children’s Rights Director for England.
Ofsted published a new paper from a survey: "Supporting children with challenging behaviour through a nurture group approach".
The Children’s minister, Tim Loughton, has praised the National Fostering Agency for becoming the first independent fostering agency to be presented with the LILAC award (Leading Improvements for Looked After Children) by the national care leavers' charity, A National Voice.
Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England, Speaks at National Fostering Agency Annual Conference
Maggie Atkinson thanked all NFA Group Foster Carers for the important contribution they make to improving the lives of so many vulnerable children and young people and added that what carers do is the at heart of Children’s Commissioners fulfilment for the most vulnerable of both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNHCR) and Human Rights legislation.
It reports on the views of 332 children and young people who took part in consultation sessions in three cities around the country about the Department of Education’s ‘Edge of care’ policy. Those taking part were drawn from children and young people in care and care leavers.
The Foster Carers’ Charter reminds us that our carers are at the “Heart” of any plan for a child in care.
The National Fostering Agency, based in Uxbridge, with offices throughout England, Wales and Scotland has become the first independent fostering agency to be presented with the LILAC award (Leading Improvements for Looked After Children) by the national care leavers' charity, ‘A National Voice’.
For the first time, the National Fostering Agency took the decision to become involved in the ‘Best Companies Survey’ published in the Sunday Times.
Mike Stevens from Future Radio talks to Michelle Perry and Paul Gaida of the National Fostering Agency East region about aspects of being assessed, trained and being a foster parent.
The Care Commission Scotland has completed their latest inspection report on NFA Scotland’s fostering services and has upgraded the organisation to a ‘Very Good’ rating.
Fostering Support Ltd are an independant support for fostering households with information and advice about the rights and responsibilities of foster carers.
The National Fostering agency is currently recruiting foster carers to work with some of Sheffield’s most vulnerable children and young people. There are numerous reasons why children and young people come into the care system but they all need help and support to help them through this difficult time in their lives.
We are pleased to announce the 2nd phase of our E-Learning suite to all Foster Carers, working in partnership with AKAMAS a leading e-learning provider in the UK.
In June & July of this year we carried out our second National Carer Survey, this was sent to all our foster carers in order to continue to maintain up-to-date and valuable carer insight.
Scottish Ministers are committed to ensuring that Every Child in Scotland gets the help they need when they need it.
The United Kingdom has the highest rate of teenage births in Western Europe.