In 1989 CFC’s founders had an idea to do things differently, challenging the status quo around foster care recruitment and provision. Through an innovative and creative approach, CFC sought foster carers from the harder to reach groups, workers immersed themselves in the local communities and challenged the existing ideas about who can foster. The aim was to support communities provide local foster families for local children, working in areas of economic deprivation providing employment and improving skills. We are proud of our heritage. We are courageous to take risks in fulfilling our belief in the potential of others, we celebrate our achievements and we learn from our mistakes.
Our charitable status is very important to us, we take our responsibilities to support the communities in which we work very seriously. We are committed to reinvesting any surplus back into supporting the children we look after, their families and the communities in which they live.
At CFC we are fiercely committed to our mission and values and we are tenacious in seeking the very best for the children in our care. As well as our excellent Supervising Social Workers, we have a team of Placement Support Workers and Child Psychotherapists. CFC provides a range of engaging activities and opportunities for young people and is successful in promoting their voice. In addition to providing a standard placement, we have a range of other services such as life story work or therapeutic consultations. We also provide other children’s services such a Youth Service in Bradford on Avon and a Family Conference Service in North Somerset. These are delivered under the banner of Community Family Care