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Our Goals

The Bridging Gaps Fostering Agency’s Statement of Purpose provides a range of information which is intended for a wide audience including:

  • Bridging Gaps Fostering Agency Staff
  • Foster Carers and Prospective Foster Carers
  • Children and Young People - who are placed with BGFA’s Foster Carers
  • Local Authorities / Health and Social Services Trusts - who place or are considering placing children and young people with BGFA’s Foster Carers
  • Colleagues from other Social Care Agencies
  • General Public

Bridging Gaps Fostering Agency’ works to and complies with the provisions of:

  • The Care Standards Act 2000
  • The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011
  • The National Minimum Standards for Foster Care (revised 2011)
  • Volume 4 the Children Act 1989
  • Guidance and Regulations: Fostering Services (revised 2011)

The Fostering Service Regulations 2011 stipulate that all fostering service providers must have a written Statement of Purpose (which must be provided to the Chief Inspector) and Children’s Guide which must be provided to the Chief Inspector, to each foster parent and to any child placed.

Bridging Gaps Fostering Agency is willing to undertake and be guided by the continually changing nature of child care. We are passionate about ensuring that we incorporate and develop the highest standard of practise across the organisation’s services and policies. The Statement of Purpose will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis, at least annually and modified as and if necessary.