As Company Director I hold a few different roles including "Agency Decision Maker" and "Responsible Individual" as well as heading up Strategy and Quality Assurance.and get a lot of feedback which is important in my role. I am happy to share a few heart warming stories from this week.
A newly approved foster carer couple welcomed their first child home, a baby who has high medical needs. This little boy has a gastrostomy, learning disabilities and developmental delay. The carers have been visiting him in hospital for almost a month and have been trained to meet his specific needs.
Although the couple are new to fostering, they have worked in different disability services most of their career. They have a huge amount of experience to bring to fostering and are excited to the start of this new stage in their lives.
One of the carers told me "we are absolutely thrilled to have (baby) with us and feel so privileged. He has been a little star all day, so chilled bless him. We are looking forward to watching him thrive and think now that he is home he will progress so much"
Another highlight was to hear from a staff member told me "It has been a pleasure working with Credo Care over the last 2 years. I look forward to continue to be supported by Credo Care and management team as well as supporting our children, carers and support workers. It has been an excellent experience, working with families supporting children with disabilities and complex medical needs. More recently being part of the recruitment by seeing carers who make enquiries, this has been really interesting and am very enjoyable part of my role. Another thing I look forward to is to be trained as a fostering panel member and also reflect on continuous practice and better myself as a professional. Thank you my manager support me with my CPD (continual professional development).
Thank you for the opportunities given to me so far and thank you for being there for us all as members of staff. I look forward to another year of growth and excellent work."
Its a delight to share these comments - a brilliant start to the weekend and looking forward to another positive week ahead.