Listening to Our Foster Carers

Listening to foster carers

Last week we touched on the importance of listening. The child’s voice needs to be heard and therefore active listening is a powerful tool that carers, professionals, and parents need to have under their belt. As a fostering agency, we also believe in the value of listening to the voices of all our foster carers.

The Carers Voice

Nick began visiting our foster carers in September and continues to do so with one clear purpose in mind. As a fostering agency, we want to know what we’re doing well and what areas our foster carers believe we can improve. These consultations will be taking place until the end of November. The information gathered will be used to help us learn, grow and improve as an agency.

Nick is a big fan of wisdom quotes and here’s one of Abraham Lincolns that he wished to share with you. “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time”

In the words of Nick “Whilst this may be true it does not detract from the agency’s genuine commitment to continuously improve and learn from you”.

The Carer’s Voice

We’d like to thank our foster carers for providing excellent feedback regarding our training venue. In response to that feedback, we’ve decided to hold the next training session at Basepoint Business Centre in Bromsgrove. Moving forward, our training sessions will be provided at a variety of venues and take place on different days of the week.

We highly recommend you come along to the next two training sessions provided by Shades in addition to the Carer Support Group. We look forward to seeing you at Basepoint.