This pioneering therapeutic fostering service has been developed in collaboration with a leading independent fostering provider.
Both organisations bring reputations for consistently innovative and high quality care in their respective fields.
This pioneering therapeutic fostering service has been developed in collaboration with a leading independent fostering provider, AFA Fostering.
This partnership utilises the strengths, skills and expertise of the two organisations to offer the new Integrated Therapeutic Fostering service, initially in the East Anglia area.
Integrated Therapeutic Fostering harnesses the key elements provided by each organization’s core services, and combines them to provide a new service. The new service enables children who need intensive therapeutic support, and yet are able to cope with a family setting, to experience a consistent family life at the same time as healing the trauma of their past, supporting their recovery and developing improved socialization and life outcomes. This service will provide an alternative option for placing authorities mid-way between a standard foster care placement and a more specialised residential therapeutic placement. It will use highly experienced, trained and resilient foster carers. These carers participate in a course of specialist Integrated Systemic Therapy (IST) training and will be supported 24/7 by both partner organisations.