This is Ryan and Darren’s story… Ryan was brought up in foster care and knew, by the age of 15, that he wanted to become a foster carer himself. He met...
Child Care Bureau (CCB) is an independent fostering agency that matches children & young people to fostering families across Worcestershire and the wider West Midlands. We are a child focused fostering agency and have a strong ethos of supporting out foster parents (carers) throughout each stage of their fostering role, helping them to care with confidence and experience every reward fostering has to offer.
We work in partnership with local authorities to match children & young people with fostering families. Depending on their experience, current needs, and future care plans, fostered children live with our foster parents for different lengths of time; sometimes on their own, sometimes with their siblings, often alongside their foster parent’s birth children. Child Care Bureau provides short-term, long-term, in an emergency, for respite periods, bridging, sibling groups, parent and child, step-down, unaccompanied children & young people and those seeking asylum.
Our mission and vision
Our mission is that every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Together, these keep us focused on what really matters – children, the heart of everything we do.
A little extra help
Our foster carers have free membership to The Fostering Network, which provides a range of benefits including legal, accounting and tax advice, plus a counselling helpline, a medical and first aid helpline and more. They also receive high levels of support & supervision, learning & development opportunities, access and consultation to clinical psychology, and local carer coffee mornings and support group meetings. Child Care Bureau’s foster carers also have access to a range of wider package of benefits to include Max Cards, access to The Hub discounts, access to fostering specific home insurance. Being part of the Child Care Bureau family also means having access to family activities and events, in addition to events and activities specifically for fostered children & young people and foster carers children who live in the foster home.
We pride ourselves on being small enough to care but big enough to cope whatever happens. CCB employees a team of experienced Managers and professionals who understand the needs and experiences of fostered children and the challenges foster carers can face sometimes when caring for some children. Our support and services are flexibly tailored around supporting our foster carers to meet children & young people’s current and future needs.
By becoming a foster parent you can change the lives of children & young people across the West Midlands. To become a foster carer, your ability to care for and nurture a child is what really matters, find out more on how you can become a foster parent.
We are committed to ensuring our children & young people have a positive and happy childhood and fostering experience through the continual provision of high quality nurturing care in foster family homes. Learning & development opportunities equip our foster carers to care for children & young people effectively, and ensure that they are safe, happy, and that their quality of life and opportunities are improved. As a partner agency of the NFA Foster Family, CCB’s foster carers are able to access learning & development opportunities at a range of venues local to them across the West Midlands region.
We work in partnership with local authorities to match children & young people with fostering families. CCB provides foster homes short-term, long-term, in an emergency, for respite periods, bridging foster carer, sibling groups, parent and child, step-down, unaccompanied children and young people who are seeking asylum
We base ourselves in Worcester and cover Worcestershire and the Midlands.
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