Council fostering service praised

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THE city’s fostering service has been praised for its excellent quality of care.

The Milton Keynes Council run service was given an overall rating of Good in its latest Ofsted report, with some outstanding features.

Inspectors reported that excellent support and supervision are provided to foster carers; staff and foster carers demonstrate a keen commitment to providing quality of care to children and young people; and that there are effective procedures and practices in place to ensure the assessment process is robust and successful.

The service currently supports more than 150 foster carers, including with long-term and permanent placements, and short-term respite care.

Cabinet member for children and young people, Councillor Andy Dransfield, said: “I am pleased the Milton Keynes Fostering Service continues to maintain a good level of personalised care that focuses on the needs of the individual.

“We will continue to improve the service and work with foster carers to offer support, ensuring that the children and young people we work with are given an environment in which they feel secure and happy, as well as assisting in their overall development.”

The Fostering Service is seeking foster carers from a wide range of backgrounds and experience to meet the individual needs of children and young people.

For more information on how to become a foster carer people should call 01908 253206 or email