Community Foster Care is affiliated to a number of groups that represent the interests of children and foster carers across England and the United Kingdom as a whole. We are also members of groups that represent social enterprises and the charity sector. We are also proud to work with a number of local partners.
Coram/ BAAF is a national organisation that undertakes research in fostering and adoption issues. It also provides training for adopters, carers and social workers, and provides literature and guidance for staff practicing in both areas of child care. The assessment process for foster carers is based on their research and literature.
Community Foster Care is a member of Children England, the leading membership organisation for the children, young people and families voluntary sector.
E3M is a membership organisation of Chief Executives of up to 40 social enterprises in the UK. E3M provides a platform for consultation about the relationship between local authorities and organisations such as Community Foster Care. Its aim is to encourage government to support and enhance the social enterprise model of delivering public services.
Community Foster Care is a member of The Fairer Fostering Partnership, a group of charitable and not-for-profit fostering agencies across the UK whose members look after over 2,000 children in care. Fairer Fostering has a lobbying function that aims to advocate for children in respect of regulation, as well as representing its membership at central government level.
The Fostering Network is the national body that represents the interests of all foster carers in the United Kingdom. Carers at Community Foster Care become members of The Fostering Network and we pay the individual carer’s annual membership fee. Membership affords carers access to advice and guidance, including legal advice if necessary.
Community Foster Care has teamed up with the charity Give a Book to make sure all our cared-for children receive a gift of a book on their favourite subject.
This is a nationally recognised process where an organisation’s internal processes of supporting and training its staff are inspected and evaluated by an external Investors in People company. Community Foster Care and its sister charity, Community Family Care, were last inspected in March 2015 and were successful, receiving a very positive report.
NAFP aims to be the voice of the independent and voluntary fostering sector for children and young people, and to promote the highest standards of professional and business practice within its membership.
Our current local partners are: