Why you should start fostering with Able

Able Fostering Agency was the first independently Ofsted registered Fostering Agency in the Merseyside area. Our carers are based throughout the North West and we work with all Local Authorities within this area providing placement opportunities to vulnerable young people.

The agency was founded by an experienced team of ex senior Local Authority social care professionals who identified the need for a more personal approach to supporting foster carers and providing fostering services.

One of the goals of the agency is to ensure that the services we offer to Local Authorities are of the highest quality and represent best value. We believe that in fully supporting and training are foster carers we have the potential to offer best possible services to vulnerable children.

Foster carers who have had previous experience of foster care have told us that: “I want to be able to speak with the agency and seek advice when I have a problem not when the office is
open”: “it is important to me that the person I am speaking with knows me”: “I need to be able to talk to my social worker and I need someone to listen to me”.

We have listened to our foster carers and ensure there is always a member of the Able team available twenty-four hours a day. We may not the biggest agency nor do we hope to achieve this status, our aim is purely to work with and recruit likeminded people who share our beliefs and philosophy in offering placements to best meet the needs of vulnerable young people.

We recognise that foster care is a full time role and as such our foster carers can receive payments and allowances in excess of £350 per week. We recruit individuals from all walks of life who have had different life experiences and if you are interested in becoming one of the team please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Statement of Purpose

For more information about our agency you can view our Statement of Purpose by clicking on the PDF download icon below.

Statement of Purpose