Useful Contacts

Placements North West

Placements North West provides a regional accreditation scheme for Independent Fostering Agencies.   The project co-ordinates information on behalf of Local Authorities wishing to purchase Out-of-Authority placements.

A National Voice

A National Voice is an organisation run for, and by, young people who are or have been in care.


British Association for Adoption & Fostering works for children separated from their birth families.


Childline is a free 24 hour helpline for children and young people.

Community Care Magazine

Community Care magazine provides information for all social care professionals.


The Child Rights Information Network
operates a global network that disseminates information about children’s rights amongst non-government organisations.


The Children’s Workforce Development Council is part of the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care and Development.  They set the training, support and development standards for Foster Care.

Fostering Network

The Fostering Network provides practical support and guidance to anyone involved in fostering.


International Foster Care Organisation
is a voluntary organisation committed to the improvement of the quality given to children and young people in care and the development of standards for organisations and individual carers.


National Youth Advocacy Service provides children’s rights and  socio-legal services.


Office for Standards in Education is the statutory regulator for children’s social care services.


Social Care Institute for Excellence works with people and organisations throughout the social care sector to identify useful information, research and examples of good practice.

The Children’s Legal Centre

The Children’s Legal Centre is a national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.


Voice is committed to achieving change for children and young people in the care system.

Williams Giles

Chartered Accountants providing information for Foster Carers on Income Tax.