When a child’s birth parents are unable to look after them in a way that is deemed properly the local authority along with a dedicated team of professionals such as social workers, and health visitors may decide that the best and safest option is to place the child in temporary or in some cases permanent care. There are many factors that may lead to children being fostered. Children may come into care due to illness, relationship problems, family breakdown, or perhaps a situation where the child’s welfare is threatened. This is a decision that is never taken lightly but the primary concern for any fostering agency is the safety and well being on the child. At present there is an estimated 70,000 children in the care system of this number 50,000 are placed with foster carers, which we believe is the best and most settled place for the children but at present throughout fostering agencies there is a huge shortage of carers available.
Horizons Fostering Services is a totally independent fostering agency based in Kingsbury, London which assists with local authorities’ children’s’ placements throughout London and the whole of the South East. Since setting up in 2000, Horizons have become known as among the very best agencies in the country, we have Pan London approved status and are registered and governed by OFSTED. We are a fostering agency who put the child’s needs before everything else and along with rigorous ongoing training for all our staff and carers we offer a support system which is second to none on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we actively seek to recruit carers from all sections of the community, religious and ethnicity to really try to match the child’s needs.
Horizons Fostering Services is a passionate fostering agency who really does care and although it sounds clichéd they are determined to make a difference!
Horizonfostering.co.uk is one of the most recognised and reputable fostering agencies on the market. Our wonderful fostering agency guarantees that any little ones find a loving and welcoming new home.