August 2022 saw our latest full Ofsted inspection; Andy Robins (Director) said “The team at Affinity are absolutely elated to have had all the work we do to support foster carers and our young people recognised as outstanding.”
Our August Ofsted report
“The actions of the independent fostering agency contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people.” Ofsted 2022 report.
The Ofsted inspection team recognised both our therapeutic ethos and the meticulous approach to matching families and young people, which we enshrine in everything we do.
We are excited to be able to share the report in full with you here, but in case you are looking for just some highlights, here are some of our favourite quotes below, but we really do recommend you read the full report!
“The therapeutic approaches and commitment to inclusive practice form a golden thread throughout the service.”
“The commitment to helping children have their voices heard is embedded at every level in the agency.”
“The children trust their carers. They can talk to them and feel confident that they will be listened to and heard.”
“Children who are fostered, birth children and foster carers feel safe and cared for by the agency (Affinity) ”
“Children, carers and staff describe an organisational culture of nurture, value, respect and empowerment from the first point of contact with the agency. This nurtures highly positive outcomes for children.”