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Future Forever

Changing a
Future Forever

Just Imagine the rewards
of fostering a child

Find out more about fostering here

Just imagine a rewarding
career with progress

Fostering

Being a Foster carer is more than a career, it’s a lifestyle. By opening up your home and your heart to a child in need, you could be making an important difference in many people’s lives.

Fostering as a Career

We’re always looking for Foster Carers who can provide intensive support for children, including those with disabilities and additional needs. Being a Foster Carer isn’t for everyone. But if you feel you have that special ability to change a child’s future for the better, we’ll make sure you always have the support you need. If you’re interested in becoming a Foster Carer, enquire today and start your fostering journey with us.

Become a foster carer

If you wish to become a foster carer then click here and we will give you a call back to discuss.

Interested in becoming
a foster carer?

Come and meet us

Would you like to come and talk to us, why not drop by one of our events, check the calendar below to find an event near you:

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Fostering Coffee Morning

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Being a Part of This Amazing Family

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Foster Carer Stories: Short Breaks Fostering

4th September 2019

Short Breaks Foster care is a temporary placement while future plans for the child / young person(s) are confirmed. A placement can last from a few days to a few months. But how does this all work in reality? We spoke to one of our foster carers Sally on her…
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which foster agency to choose

How To Choose A Foster Agency

29th April 2019

Deciding which foster agency to choose can be hard. There are so many factors to consider. Charlotte is currently waiting to become a foster carer for Progress and spoke to us about the process she went through in deciding which foster agency to choose. What is your day job? I am…
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What foster care means

What does foster care mean?

9th April 2019

To foster care you provide a family life for children who are unable to live with their own parents. Across the UK, foster carers open their hearts and homes to children in need of love, care and attention. Sara has been a long time foster carer for Progress and spoke to us…
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why foster care?

Q&A: Why foster care?

2nd April 2019

Lola is currently going through an assessment to become foster carer. Having been through the process before, we spoke to her about her experiences and the big question: why foster care? What is your day job? I currently work as a senior social work assistant in a ‘Child in Care’ team in the…
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Foster Carers’ Story: Toni and Ashley

26th March 2019

The names of the foster children have been changed to protect their identity. ‘We are happy because they are happy,’ says Ashley who gave up his job to foster twin boys with autism. ‘We say this is our family and we feel really close to them. We call them our…
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A New Member Of Our Senior Team – Margaret Hopkins

18th March 2019

Progress are thrilled to welcome our outstanding home manager Margaret Hopkins into the senior management team Before joining Progress as a support worker, Margaret was a foster carer for 22 years. Her magic was quickly recognised here and she progressed to senior, deputy and then registered manager. Over her 16…
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Progress Foster Carers Awards Lunch

12th March 2019

Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things… Opening your home and ultimately your heart to someone else’s child is not easy, but is a hugely rewarding experience. Celebrating this together is important, because our foster carers make it possible for Progress to contribute to improving the lives and outcomes…
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A Foster Carer’s Story: Pauline

25th February 2019

It was late one evening when Sasha arrived. She was just a year-old, dressed in a pink padded coat and carried through the door. ‘She looked so scared and dirty,’ says Pauline who was there to open her heart and give her a home. Later as Pauline gently placed…
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Carees in Social Care

Working for Progress: Bria’s Story

21st February 2019

Bria joined Progress as a Student Fostering Social Worker and has become an important member of the team. We recently caught up with her to see how she’s been getting on in her new role and hear more about what attracted her to a career in Social Care. “My Mum…
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Our Recent Investors In People Review

13th March 2018

We are incredibly proud of recieving GOLD in this year’s Investors in People (IIP) new assessing standards. Since our last IIP blog, we have been under assessment which has come to an end in November. Over the festive period, we have been waiting for the results. Here’s what our HR Manager, Emma Ruffinato had to say:…
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Hub Breaks

Step down to fostering

13th November 2017

Step down to fostering Progress is a privately owned specialist organisation with strong values and a high commitment to delivering and evidencing positive outcomes for children living at home or in care. We offer an integrated service which supports disabled children on their journey, focusing on the least restrictive support…
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What does it mean to be a Supervising Social Worker?

13th November 2017

The Supervising Social Worker position is integral to the Progress team. It is a unique collaboration alongside Foster Carers to ensure the statutory i’s are dotted, and t’s are crossed in-line with current legislation. They also interlink within the fostering household, sharing beneficial knowledge & skills.   We wanted to…
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High Five!

The Voice of the Child

30th October 2017

The recent Ofsted framework rollout and the pilot inspection which we were involved in December 2016, has highlighted how it important it is to us that our children’s views are heard and understood.   While a collaborative approach to everything we do has always been our standard way of doing…
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Small Happy Child

Supporting positive change

19th October 2017

Progress noun ˈprəʊɡrɛs/ forward or onward movement towards a destination.   As of April 2017, the updated Ofsted Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF) changed the way inspection took place within independent Fostering Agencies. The Ofsted fundamental principle of inspection is to focus on the things that matter most to…
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Board Games

Fostering Options

4th September 2017

Many people consider fostering, but taking the plunge and committing comes with many worries and concerns. You are taking a leap of faith into the unknown, where children are placed in family homes at short notice with rare opportunities to get to know the child before they arrive at your…
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Fostering Manager

A Day in the Life of a Fostering Manager

23rd June 2017

Here at Progress Children’s Services, we pride ourselves on our holistic approach to providing a seamless transition for children and young people in the stages between birth and independent living. As a high-quality foster care provider, our team dedicate themselves to our vision of assisting individuals in achieving the best…
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