Working with LAs

We work very closely with Local Authorities - predominantly in Kent, London and Essex, as well as further afield in England - to provide secure and stable environments for children and young people in care and on the edge of care. We also support young adults leaving care and Staying Put.

When a Local Authority places a child with us, we work in partnership to deliver a care package that is in the best interests of the child and foster parents.

Evidence-based, partnership working

We have successfully tendered to be a preferred framework provider for Local Authorities that include:

  • Kent and Medway
  • Essex and Thurrock
  • North London and East London boroughs
  • London Care Placements

In total, we work with over 50 Local Authorities and receive up to 600 referrals a month for young people who, due to their complex needs and behaviours, are often the hardest to place.

As an independent Agency, we are committed to evidence-based and partnership working in order to achieve the most positive outcomes for our children and young people. This encompasses:

  • providing quality care and value for money
  • managing and developing contractual relationships
  • exchanging information and managing risks
  • jointly working to solve problems
  • building long term relationships

"It has been a pleasure working with Y (foster carer) and also her Kasper SSW who has been incredibly supportive. I thank them for their dedication and commitment to the young person, which has enabled him to have the best possible start in life."

(LA Social Worker, 2014)

"W has been with his foster carers for a number of years; clearly this has provided him with much stability and structure. I can only congratulate and thank the foster carers for the wonderful commitment, the passion and unconditional love they have provided. I also want to thank Kasper Fostering for the impeccable support and guidance they have provided the family with."

(LA Social Worker, 2014)

To make a referral, please contact our placements officer on 01227 275985 or email mail@kasperfostering.org. Read our latest Statement of Purpose here.