We're Ofsted 'Outstanding'!
We are celebrating having received a third consecutive Outstanding Ofsted report. We achieved the highest possible accreditation in 2008, 2011 and now again in 2013 praising the support given to foster carers and improving outcomes for looked after children and young people across the south of England.
Simon Lockyer, CEO at Blue Sky Fostering commented:
We are delighted to have achieved an Outstanding rating from Ofsted again. It is particularly pleasing to be acknowledged for our child-centred approach and our continued determination to improve outcomes for looked after children.
We have worked hard to include young people in even more interesting activities this year including compiling their own newsletter, playing a part in interviewing new staff and making their own film about what it is like being in care and what makes the ‘perfect’ foster carer. For us, the positive outcomes for young people is of paramount importance, so by supporting our foster carers well, we can help them support and encourage the young people in their care.
Here's what Ofsted said:
"Foster carers indicated that the support they receive helps them to meet the physical, emotional and psychological needs of the children and young people in their care more effectively."
"Foster carers feel that they receive excellent support and guidance from the service. As one carer stated, ‘no matter whatever the time of day or night’ there is always someone available to help."
"Children & young people are living full and active lives and are participating in a wide range of social and recreational activities. Such participation increases their self confidence and extends their social horizons."
"The service has an extremely effective matching process. Placement stability is exceptional and unplanned endings are almost half the national average. Foster carers receive regular support and specialist therapeutic guidance is available to address specific difficulties that a child or young person might experience."
You can read the full Ofsted report here.
If you would like to be part of the highly successful and motivated Blue Sky team, call us on 0845 4503519 or enquire online.
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