The Family Psychology Fostering Service is a newly founded Independent Therapeutic Fostering Agency based in the West Midlands.
It has been specifically designed to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to therapeutic fostering, where any Local Authority investing in our provision can be assured that they are commissioning a service that has a firm basis in delivering effective psychological interventions. The Family Psychology Fostering Service has the resources and the clinical expertise to help children and young people reach adulthood with the skills and resiliency they need to enjoy, achieve and make a valid contribution to society.
We are unique in that we are able to provide a single point of access to an array of specifically targeted assessments and needs led therapeutic interventions to support the behavioural, emotional and social development of children who have experienced complex trauma. Once a child is accommodated with us, we are able to offer Local Authorities a comprehensive suite of assessments, diagnoses and therapeutic interventions to manage a host of difficulties and conditions a child might present, without the need for external referrals or additional services. All of the required interventions can be carried out by our own specialist team of professionals, creating a united team around the child. Through this, our service is able to provide added value to the quality of multidisciplinary care planning, reduce a significant workload for the child’s Social Worker and promote effective joined up working. In essence, we are a complete, wrap around service for the child, the carers, education staff and any other professionals who might be involved.
Our therapeutic ethos and organisational structure works responsively with foster carers and children through a needs-led approach. Through the provision of multiple services and enhanced foster carer support, our service is also an ideal family-based therapeutic fostering programme, where a child’s needs are best met within a highly attuned, nurturing family environment. In addition, our therapeutic remit to work with individuals from birth to 18 years means our treatment packages can be continuous, bridging the gap in service provision, which is common for children in the 16-18 years age bracket. Through our extensive, specialist clinical team, The Family Psychology Fostering Service can support young people in early education settings, higher education and into the work place as required.