Working with Local Authorities | Credo Care - Disability Fostering

Working with Local Authorities

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Social Workers with child in residential homeCredo Care is an approved provider of foster care services for Local Authorities across the UK.

We offer long term, short term and respite placements. We are also able to provide short break placements directly to birth parents using Direct Payments (where Local Authorities give money to parents to buy their own care).

Our commitment: Best outcomes for children whilst saving Local Authorities' budgets

Credo Care has always been keen to give best value and help Local Authority budgets to go as far as possible. Our staff are experienced in re-settling disabled young people from Residential and Hospital care to long term foster care.

A child placed long term with our foster families, rather than and cared for by an ever changing rota of staff, develops a sense of routine and belonging which helps their development.

Unlike many other fostering agencies, we do not usually make any extra charges or add-ons for our service. This helps Local Authorities control and plan their spending more effectively.

Placement matching process

Credo Care's matching process is one of which we are very proud. We were commended on this high standard of work by Ofsted.

So that Credo Care and our foster carers can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the placement or not, it is essential we and the carer receive all possible information about a young person prior to placement.

If we go ahead, we complete a comprehensive matching report to ensure that all aspects of care can be met thoroughly. If we identify any gaps in the foster carers' skills, we ensure that the carers receive specific training in these skills before the child is placed.

Credo Care believes that it is essential for children and carers to be matched comprehensively and that all possible resources are in place prior to placement. This includes specialist medical training and pre-placement work with specialist staff.

Contact our Referrals Team

Please get in touch with to discuss how we can help you. For information about our current vacancies or to discuss our Residential Migration service, please contact our Referrals Team on 0330 123 5530 or send us a message.




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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Contact Us

  • Head office: 12 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AJ
  • Phone: 0330 123 5530
  • Email: Using Contact Form