KIDS CARE ZONE

Sometimes a child’s mummy or daddy cannot look after them. This can be for lots of different reasons. They might not be very well or might need some help. If a mummy and daddy are finding things hard, some other grown-ups will help look after the children and make sure they are safe and healthy. The page will tell you about some of the people who would like to help you and what to do if you are unhappy. You can also click the links to contact someone suitable to help you.

Other people who can help you:

ChildLine If you ever want to talk to a grown-up about anything that is bothering you, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 and they will try to help you.

HELPFUL CONTACTS FOR YOU

Children's Commissioner - Help At Hand
In this section you can find information and advice on a variety of different issues such as mental health, online safety, bullying and much more. If your question isn't related to one of the topics listed, you can search for specific information using the Ask search box at the end of this page, or ask us a question via this online form. Website link: http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/get-advice

Ofsted
This is the organisation responsible for inspecting fostering services and making sure we are doing what we should do in running our fostering service. Carers, children and young people can contact Ofsted on the follwoing numbers: General enquiries 0300 123 1231, About schools 0300 123 4234, About concerns 0300 123 4666 or https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted - Direct Online complaints: https://contact.ofsted.gov.uk/onlinecomplaints.

NSPCC

"Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse" That’s why NSPCC are there. That’s why we’re here. That's what drives all our work. And that’s why – as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood. Call if you are age 18 or under - 0800 1111. Worried about a child? Contact our trained helpline counsellors for 24/7 help, advice and support. help@nspcc.org.uk or 
0808 800 5000 - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Children Act 1989
www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1989/ Ukpga_19890041_en_1.htm
This is what the law says and is the ultimate guide to what your rights are.

Important Links


The London Safeguarding Children’s Board link - www.londonscb.gov.uk

Ofsted – www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted

Fostering Network link - www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk

Child Exploitation and Online Protection link - www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

LIVING AT HOME


Sometimes a child’s mummy or daddy cannot look after them. This can be for lots of different reasons. They might not be very well or might need some help. If a mummy and daddy are finding things hard, some other grown-ups will help look after the children and make sure they are safe and healthy.

WHO IS A SOCIAL WORKER?


A grown up called a social worker will visit you at home. They will listen to you, your mummy, daddy and anyone else who helps look after you. The social worker will always try to do what is best for you. You might need to go to live somewhere else for a while.

WHO ARE FOSTER CARERS?

When a child has to live away from their mummy and daddy, they usually go to stay with a foster family. Your foster family will look after you and take good care of you.

WHY ARE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSON FOSTERED?

There are lots of different reasons why children and young people are fostered. Sometimes parents ask for help because they feel they are struggling to look after their children in the best way and sometimes a court decides that a young person would be safer if they were not living at home.

WHAT IS A FOSTER FAMILY?

Children and young people who cannot live with their own family for any reason may go and live with a foster family. You may live with your foster family for a short time or it may become your permanent home. Some children and young people may move into their foster family with their brothers and sisters and others may live with relatives or friends of the family.

All foster families are different. Some have one adult and some have two. They may have their own children or be looking after other children. Your foster family will look after you and take good care of you. Along with your social worker, your foster family will make sure you are healthy and safe and will help you go to school.

Your foster family has had special training so you receive the best possible care.

HOW WILL YOU FIND THE RIGHT FOSTER FAMILY FOR ME?

Your social worker will do their best to place you in a family where they think you will fit in and settle down well. We do our best to find a family that’s right for you. You may be placed with a family for a few days until a more suitable home is found.

We understand that your culture and religion are important and will always try and place you with a family that understands your background and beliefs.

About Ansacare

Ansacare Fostering Agency is an independent foster care provider established in 2010 and is registered as a limited company registered under the Companies Act 1985 (Company Registration No: 6997826). AFA was registered with Ofsted in 2010, with the aim of working to provide the highest level of professional expertise and quality care for children and young people in care.

Upcoming Events

13 Nov 2019
10:30AM - 02:30PM
Effective Communication
11 Dec 2019
12:00AM - 02:30PM
Memory Books for Foster Children
11 Dec 2019
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Support Group