The offices hosted inspectors in March 2018 and recently received the report, remarking how the staff and foster carers offer “warmth, encouragement, emotional support and security”. It was the first report since becoming Calon Cymru Fostering in June 2017.
The inspectors noted how the children cared for by the agency “are supported by their foster carers to develop skills and make changes in their lives in order to achieve positive outcomes” and benefitted from “an improvement in social skills, enabling them to develop friendships with other children, others were managing their emotions more effectively or had reduced or stopped offending, many children had been able to pursue particular hobbies and interests and some had exceeded initial expectations at school.”
Sharon Thomas, Operations Manager said, “We are so pleased that this report reflects the fact that children are at the centre of our attention. Our foster carers and staff work together, and this really does feel like a family. We are very proud of this report and the ongoing work we do for young people in South and West Wales.”
The report says “Children and their foster carers receive good support from a knowledgeable and experienced staff team whose own learning and development needs are appropriately met. Foster carers were seen to be supervised and supported by social workers within the service who were qualified, experienced and whose own learning and development was promoted.”
Care Inspectorate Wales independently regulates social care and childcare across Wales. You can find out more about what they do on their website.