Ofsted awards Kasper Fostering highest possible rating

Kasper Fostering has achieved the highest possible accreditation for a fostering organisation - the coveted ‘OUTSTANDING ACROSS ALL AREAS’ rating - awarded by Ofsted!

We have just received our Ofsted Ofsted Certificatereport following an inspection in July last year, and the wait has been worth it… Praising the support given to foster carers and improving outcomes for looked after children and young people, the Ofsted inspector found Kasper to be “exceptional, with significant elements of their work exemplary.”

The Ofsted report highlights close and effective relationships between staff and foster carers, who view the agency as a ‘supportive extended family due to the emotional and practical support they receive.’

Young people in foster placements with Kasper are also consulted by Ofsted as part of the inspection. The report captures some of their feedback on the service, including ‘my carers treat me like one of the family’, ‘there is room for my graduation photo on my carer’s wall’, and ‘if I need help or am worried about anything, I talk to my foster carers and they help me.’

The report further adds that agency has a comprehensive understanding of the individual needs of children - and is able to recruit, prepare, assess, train and support a range of skilled foster carers to meet those needs.

The report states the ‘agency’s assessment, support and training of carers is excellent’; and a social worker also commented, “If I need to place another young person in foster care this [agency] would be my first choice.”

Founding Director Mac Ornsby said, “Providing a quality service, not only to children in our care but also to the foster parents looking after them and the staff who support them, is at the very top of our agenda.”

“We are hoping that anyone out there considering becoming a foster carer might look at the feedback Ofsted has given us and come forward... Couples, families, and single people – we need a wide variety of carers from all different backgrounds and cultures to provide a safe, loving home for children and young people across the region.”

Kasper provides a wide range of short and long term foster placements, including those for adolescents, sibling groups, parent and child placements and children with complex needs. We are not-for-profit, child-centred, and invest all our resources into young peoples’ futures. Talk to us about becoming a foster carer - you could work with an outstanding agency to change a child’s future too.

For more information on becoming a foster carer, or to find out more about Kasper, call 01227 275985.

To view the agency’s Ofsted report online, please click here.