About Us

Regional Foster Placements is an independent family run agency, who provide foster placements to Local Authorities for the children and young people they need to place with foster carers.

The aim of Regional Foster Placements is to recruit, train and support foster carers to provide placements for children and young people, supported by twenty-four hour support.

The types of placements which are offered to foster carers by Regional Foster Placements include:

  • Short term placements – a short term placement is generally classed as one day to any period up to 1 year.
  • Long term placements– a long term placement is generally more than 12 months and can be until the child/young person is 18 years of age.
  • Respite placements – these are placements generally from our own organisation providing respite for our own foster carers.
  • Emergency placements – these are placements for the more experienced foster carers as there is an urgent need for a foster placement
  • Sibling groups
  • Parent and child assessment placements – this type of placement requires experience in assessing parenting usually of teenagers, additional training is provided by our agency in such a placement.

Aims and Objectives

The aims of Regional Foster Placements is:

  • To provide children with a stable, nurturing and stimulating environment with an approved foster family.
  • To provide a holistic approach to care within the context of a positive, inclusive value base.
  • To provide professional foster carers who will respect and value difference and encourage children / young people to be proud of who they are.
  • To provide a holistic approach to care within the context of a positive, inclusive value base.
  • To provide professional foster carers who will respect and value difference and encourage children / young people to be proud of who they are.
  • To provide a bridge between past and present, present and future, for all children / young people referred to the fostering scheme.
  • To provide opportunities for children and young people to remain with their siblings, or to facilitate contact.
  • To provide a service that works for the children and is focused on meeting their needs and fulfilling their potential.