We are a well-established, friendly, family-run, not-for-profit independent fostering agency.
This means we do not focus on making a profit or paying shareholders dividends. Our focus is providing safety, stability and hope for the children. We know that in order to provide that we must provide carers with the same level of support as our young people. As well as this, we offer a great range of benefits and training to suit your needs.
“This is a good fostering agency where children and young people experience positive outcomes and are safe and well cared for as a result of a good quality service and robust safeguarding systems.”
“One particular strength of the agency is its placement stability which compares favourably with other independent fostering agencies. For the last three years the percentage of unplanned endings was below the national average, and so far this year the figure stands at 1%.”
“One young person confirmed this by saying: ‘I trust the staff at Anchor and can talk to them about any worries."
“Since the last inspection, there has been a net growth in placements of 39% and a net growth in fostering households of 33.”
We do our assessment in two parts; stage 1 (Police and other checks and references), and stage 2 (Form F Assessment of your home and family with a qualified Social Worker). Whenever possible we do both stages concurrently, meaning that the process takes approximately 4 months. For foster carers transferring from another organisation, the assessment period can be reduced.