From Claire Shepherd

What a year it’s been so far! In January I was looking for a new opportunity and challenge and creating a new Independent Fostering Agency was just the right job. I started with F5 Foster Care in February 2018 and myself and Cathy Kubiak, the Business Manager have worked hard over the last months writing all the policies and procedures and training programmes. We have been able to incorporate all the good practice ideas that I’ve learnt from Foster Carers and Children over the years into our ethos.

I want F5 to stand out amongst all the Independent Fostering Agencies for our support and training to Foster Carers and children.

We are now registered with OFSTED and can start recruiting Foster Carers to join our family.

F5 have some unique features as an IFA due to our sister companies, the Pathway group – providing access for young people to apprenticeships, career advice and education and Nationwide Care – providing domiciliary support to young people with complex needs.

As a Foster Carer with F5 we will train and support you to make the difference to the children and young people in our care. We have high aspirations and standards for both the foster carers and young people to achieve their potential.

Let’s begin the next phase of our journey together and hopefully we will talk soon!!

Claire (and Salvatore) my outside of work sanity!!!!