We speak to some of our staff and carers about Ascent.
WELCOME TO ASCENT FOSTERING AGENCY
ASCENT FOSTERING AGENCY
We believe that children and young people can and will succeed in life with the right support, nurturing and guidance.
Ascent Fostering is a leading fostering agency committed to offering foster carers outstanding training and support. We make fostering straight forward and will guide you through the whole process of becoming a foster carer. Our head office is in Wallington and we provide support to foster carers and children in South London.
Our mission is to help children and young people work through the difficult start they have had in life, to become the best that they can be and achieve excellence.
In the care of a skilled carer, our children and young people will:
- Feel safe, valued and have a sense of belonging
- Feel understood and have all their needs met, no matter how complex
- Will enjoy learning and be given opportunities to explore their talents
- Form secure, trusting relationships with family, carers and peers
- Embrace life with all its opportunities and challenges
- Develop into confident, well-rounded, high achieving adults who will leave their mark in society
Ascent is committed to people and its these values that make us different. When you foster with Ascent you join family who commits to your learning and your improvement as a foster carer
- Our team feel valued and are developing their skills
- Supporting our carers is at the heart of the organisation
- We go over and above in our provision for young people
- We pursue a culture of excellence in all we do
WHAT IS FOSTERING?
Each day in the UK, children enter the care system because of difficulties in their family circumstances.
Fostering is looking after someone else’s child whilst social services work with the family to resolve issues.
The reasons children come into care are complex and varied. It could be because a parent could not cope or issues of neglect and abuse.
Whatever the circumstances, children need to be looked after by families that are sensitive and non-judgemental.
During this initial period, social services investigate and try their best to resolve the issues. Understandably, children are often hurt, angry and confused by the situation and they often require a lot of reassurance and support.
That is why the role of a foster carer is so vital in supporting the child and helping them make sense of their situation.
TYPES OF FOSTERING
Children require different types of care; its part of a foster carer’s role to be sensitive to the particular needs of those they look after. Younger children demand a lot of practical support and, hands-on attention and possibly high contact levels with their birth family. A teenager, however, may benefit more if the carer takes the role of a mentor, guiding and preparing them for independence.
This can include parent and child fostering, looking after school-age children or teenagers. Foster carer can look after children in the short or long term. Call us to find out more.
If you would like to contact us, you can do so in a variety of ways.
Send us an email, give us a call or say hello on social media!
If you have any questions about fostering, do not hesitate to ask us and we will provide you with all the information you need. Ascent Fostering has over 30 years of experience in fostering children and our team can support you every step of the way.
Ascent fostering Agency
51 Woodcote Road