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.

www.placementsnorthwest.org.uk

A National Voice

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

www.anationalvoice.org/

BAAF

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

www.baaf.org.uk/

ChildLine

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

www.childline.org.uk/

Community Care Magazine

Community Care magazine provides information for all social care professionals.

www.communitycare.co.uk/

CRIN

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

www.crin.org/

CWDC

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.

www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/

Fostering Network

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

www.fostering.net/

IFCO

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.

www.ifco.info/

NYAS

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

www.nyas.net/

Ofsted

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

www.ofsted.gov.uk/

SCIE

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.

www.scie.org.uk/

The Children’s Legal Centre

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

http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/

Voice

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

www.voiceyp.org/

Williams Giles

Chartered Accountants providing information for Foster Carers on Income Tax.

http://www.williamsgiles.co.uk/