Amicus Foster Care is encouraging people to join its “Ofsted outstanding” independent fostering agency.
Amicus Foster Carers support children and young people who are in the care of the local authorities, many of whom have complex needs because of trauma in their young lives.
Amicus describes itself as a small, friendly, and responsive organisation with a strong therapeutic focus to support foster carers in their fostering role, and also the children and young people themselves.
When fostering for Amicus, individuals are said to receive high-quality training to enable them to carry out their role, a dedicated supervising social worker, and 24/7 support from staff.
The Amicus team says it believes that activities are important and aim to create a sense of community. Amicus have an in-house youth service with highly-trained staff to support children and young people with differing needs.
The youth service has supported Amicus' fostering families with various activities over the last year, and also worked with children and young people on a one-to-one basis to build self-esteem and independence skills.
Founder and Director Nas Ahmed said: “I wanted to create a fostering agency that was meaningful with services that reached right to the heart of children and young people. "My fundamental beliefs have never changed. Every child should have the right to experience a family setting."
Fostering is a vocation, and Amicus Foster Carers aim to go the extra mile.
To foster with Amicus, members of the public would need to have a spare bedroom and be over 21 years of age. The assessment process is in-depth, and can take between 4-8 months to complete.
Those with the passion, dedication, and energy to want to make a difference to a child’s life with excellent support from high trained staff, are being asked to get in touch.