‘It is almost impossible to document everything that the staff do for us. They are always there for us and the children. We feel honoured to be a part of the agency
"They [Affinity staff] always have your back. I seriously would never go anywhere else."
Everyone from the social workers to the office staff are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. This clearly comes from the top management and it shows. I feel valued and part of the team.
I am very happy that we chose to start our fostering career with Affinity, everyone that I have spoken to from staff to other foster carers have been approachable and helpful, I love the fact that Affinity add the personal touches that makes you feel part of the family not just an employee
Affinity staff members are all fantastic, they all know the carers and importantly the children, and give one hundred per cent
"...this is an agency that makes a significant positive difference for the children and young people it looks after. Sometimes, the children receive care that can only be described as life-changing.." - Ofsted
"The children are meticulously matched with foster families, including the children who live in the household." - Ofsted
"Social workers describe children as ‘doing amazingly well" - Ofsted
"The high involvement and commitment from staff, children and foster carers help the manager to have an unusually strong understanding of people’s experiences of the agency" - Ofsted Extract
"The managers encourage reflective practice and creativity at every level, with a consistent drive to do better by children." - Ofsted Extract
"It is one of the best agencies I have ever worked with." - included in our Ofsted report.
I love being part of the A team family. I love that we go over and beyond to make our young people, foster carers and staff happy and feel secure. I love that I am always given the opportunities to grow as a person.
I feel looked after, treated very well and respected. I feel listened to and trusted by the directors. The flexibility works both ways, in the last 7 years of working for Affinity, I have never had to miss out on being a mum, there is always a clear understanding... I have never missed a sports day... thanks to Affinity's understanding of family life, I have been able to build a career as well as be a mum
I love our team, the children, the foster carers. I love that I am able to have answers immediately... I love everything that we do for the foster children and the birth children, the days out when we can, the competitions and buying books for them all! Amazing. I love how supportive we were of our foster carers in the lockdown, with extra money, flowers and hampers. I also love that staff with young children were also given money to support their children. Amazing. Training is great.