Time For Children joined the Futures Group of companies in 2013. Futures Group started with Futures For Children; an independent fostering company started by two social workers, both of whom had been foster carers and one of which had been a looked after child. They wanted to offer a better service than other independent agencies and local authorities were providing… and they did just that.
Between other agencies becoming commodities bought and sold by overseas bankers and venture capitalists, and cash-strapped local authorities rushing to the cheapest options and slashing services, it can often feel like a race to the bottom in terms of quality and care. You only have to look to distressing stories of care services for the elderly to see the dangers of putting profit before people.
But Futures for Children refuses to become a penny-pinching service. We have never been bought or sold, and our founders remain at the heart of our organisation. Among our team, you’ll meet foster carers, social workers, and parents, with one of our directors even growing up in care. It is this rich and varied lived experience that gives us our unique understanding of foster families.
And it’s a testament to our commitment to providing excellent support to staff and foster families that owners of other agencies have not looked simply for the highest bidder but instead entrusted us to continue their brilliant work. Again and again, retiring owners have placed their companies into the hands of Time for Children, knowing that we will look after their carers and children.
We want for children what we all want for ourselves: to achieve our potential no matter where we come from or which challenges we meet along the way.
We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a Good Ofsted rating, once again! Take a look at the relevant Office report here.
Time for Children are committed to providing our foster carers with a support service that is accessible and effective. Check out the support we offer for our Foster Carers and their family's here
As a company built by Foster Carers, we understand what information is important to those thinking of transferring. The decision to transfer is a big one and we understand it’s one you don’t take lightly. It is not a quick decision and we completely understand that.
We have taken some time to work with our current foster carers to provide an insight into fostering with Time For Children; a real honest insight.