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Ofsted 'Outstanding' for our North West team

Our North West fostering team has been awarded 'Outstanding' in their latest Ofsted inspections - they've now been Ofsted 'Oustanding' for almost a decade!

February 1 2023 - 4 min read

We're delighted to announce that our North West fostering team have received their third consecutive 'Outstanding' Ofsted report at their most recent inspection.

After being assessed at the end of 2022, our Warrington fostering team received an outstanding result overall, with ‘good’ in all other areas.

The Ofsted report commended them on providing an excellent quality of warm and nurturing care, enabling children to settle quickly and establish healthy routines.

Ofsted’s report said: “The staff demonstrate a real commitment to children and foster carers. As a small, stable team, they know children and carers well and have well-established and positive relationships.

“Foster carers responding to a request for written feedback during inspection were, without exception, extremely positive about the agency.”

Read the full inspection report here

One of our foster parents said: “If it wasn’t for the support I got as a new foster carer at the start of the pandemic, I might have given up.”

Heather Sheridan has been the registered manager for more than 12 years, she said: “We’re so pleased to have achieved Outstanding in our Ofsted inspection which is a credit to our amazing young people and foster parents, it means even more that this is now our third in a row.

“As we get inspected a minimum of every 3 years, this means that we have been officially outstanding for almost a decade.

“Our long-standing team is unwaveringly dedicated to providing positive outcomes for the children we support, and we can’t wait to see what else we can achieve together.”

There are currently more than 80,000 children in care in the UK and more foster parents are urgently needed to help look after these children. Our North West team supports foster parents across Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Lancashire, and more.

We provide around-the-clock local support to all of our foster parents with a 24/7 helpline, so there is always someone on hand to help and advise when supporting their children and young people. So if you're interested in joining our team, then get in touch today.

Join our fostering team today!

If you're passionate about making a difference, and are over 21 years old, have the legal right to live in the UK and have a spare bedroom, then we'd love to hear from you.