Our Centre for Fostering & Adoption Support

Empower Your Fostering Journey with CFAS Resources and Training

As an approved Foster Care Matters foster parent, you will have access to the Centre for Fostering and Adoption Support.

 

The Centre, which we call CFAS for short, is a well-established service supporting adoption, permanency and fostering. The centre was founded in 2014 initially supporting adopters, adopted adults and birth families and expanded to meet the needs of permanency through kinship, foster care and special guardianship in 2019.

At the Centre for Fostering & Adoption Support in 2022-23

  • 823 people enrolled on one of the webinars
  • 45 children attended one of the regular groups
  • 155 families received support packages
  • 82 sensory packages were delivered to families
  • 83 schools received support from the team
  • 216 contracts were delivered by our Therapy Service

The multi-disciplinary team, including therapeutic social workers, occupational therapists, and therapists, offer a range of services for adopters, foster parents, special guardians, kinship carers, care experienced children, young people and adopted adults.

As an approved Foster Care Matters foster parent, you can access a range of online training videos, titles include:

 

  • Neurodiversity and Autism
  • Understanding and Managing Child to Parent Violence and Aggression
  • Sensory Modulation
  • Parenting with PACE
  • Sleep issues

 

All Foster Care Matters foster parents will attend our therapeutic parenting training course and have their own bespoke early support plan. 

 

You will also have access to the live monthly calendar of webinars, titles include:

 

  • Self-esteem and well-being
  • Parenting siblings
  • Resilience
  • Sensory processing
  • Parenting teenagers
  • Attachment and education

 

The Centre offers a variety of groups and activities for children and young people and we are developing groups for foster families. 

Our parent charity, Adoption Matters, also have their own in-house therapy service that provides a personalised therapeutic intervention based on a structured assessment and can work in partnership with local authorities’ on bespoke packages of support.

Visit the Centre website for more information: Centre for Fostering and Adoption Support

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