It’s impractical for local authority fostering services to have an endless list of foster carers just waiting for that specific placement; the one where they will be the perfect match for a young person, so that’s where independent agencies like us can help. We recruit and train our own team of foster carers to provide that support to all local authorities, meaning they all have access to a huge range of foster homes across the region offering the right placement for the young person in need.
Whilst in many circumstances, it’s in the young person’s best interests to remain in their neighbourhood, continue to attend their own school with their school friends and extended family nearby, there are many occasions when it’s safer for them to go to a foster home well away from their own home. Again, this provides local authorities with the safety of knowing we have foster carers to help, five miles away, fifty miles away, even hundreds of miles away.
The Blue Sky Placement’s Team always aims to work proactively and creatively to find the best possible placement and match for the young people referred to us. They are dedicated to offering a strong match with a fostering family to give young people the stability and support they need, ensuring they can relax and achieve their goals, unfettered by anxiety and pressure.
All young people have the right to enjoy their childhood and teenage years without compromise. Maintaining strong links with Blue Sky’s foster carer’s is pivotal to the service. By getting to know them on a personal level, the team can match their personalities and interests with those of the young people in need. This way, the young people can settle that little bit quicker and form stronger bonds with their carers. Forming strong and trusted links with the local authorities is vital for the success of our young people, so the Placements team works hard to ensure Blue Sky is the first point of contact when a young person needs foster care.