Affinity Fostering

Affinity And Your Local Council

OFSTED 2017 - Local Authority Feedback:

Ofsted Outstanding Provider
We’ve been Rated Outstanding
By Ofsted since we were founded

Placing agencies have confidence that the agency will deliver what they say they can. More than one placing social worker said that the services their child receives are "excellent".

These Include:

  • Medium or long term placements;
  • Placements for unaccompanied minors;
  • Placements for children with special needs;
  • Sibling placements;
  • Parent & child placements.

We have foster carers from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, that can offer suitable placements for unaccompanied minors.

We assess and support our foster carers carefully. Our senior supervising social workers will respond promptly to any placements requests and make available any appropriate documentation necessary to assist the local authority in making an informed decision regarding a placement.

The majority of our foster carers have been fostering for years, and have experience of caring for a wide range of children such as older teenagers, children with complex or special needs, parents and babies, siblings etc.

What our foster carers have in common is tenacity and a commitment to offering a high standard of care to children and young people.

Our well supported, committed and trained foster carers can provide:

  • Foster placements for children of all ages presenting challenging behaviours
  • Foster placements for unaccompanied asylum seeking young people
  • Foster placements for children with disabilities
  • Foster placements for siblings (at reduced rates)
  • Assessments of parent/s and child/ren in foster placements
  • A permanency long term fostering


If you are a local authority and would like to place a child or young person with us please contact us on:

Providing customer service excellence

At Affinity Fostering we believe strongly in providing an excellent service to our customers and endeavour to achieve this through regular consultation, involvement and engagement with our foster carers, children and young people and local authority partners.

Affinity Fostering’s performance

We will carry out an annual review and analysis of all complaints received to ensure that these have been responded to effectively and any required learning has been undertaken by the organisation. Affinity Fostering has a three stage process, which is set out in our Complaints Policy.

Comments, compliments and complaints

If you would like to leave us a comment, compliment or a complaint, you can contact our Registered Manager or our Practice Manager Lesley on:

01245 237 158


Nikita and Karen are here to help match your placement needs. They work proactively and creatively to find the best possible placement and match for the children referred to us, giving young people the stability and support they need.

Contact our referral team on 01245 237 158 or email

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Why Affinity are the best agency for new foster carers

Affinity Fostering were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2022. In-fact we’ve been rated Outstanding in every inspection since we opened our agency!