We speak to some of our staff and carers about Ascent.
WHY FOSTER FOR ASCENT
We might be ten years old but our 30 years of social care experience, has taught us some fundamental principles in achieving success for Young People and supporting foster carers in the tremendous work they do.
A GREAT ORGANISATION
Ascent Fostering is a great organisation to work for and we have received recognition from a number of organisations for the great work we do. In October 2019 we received an award from a London local authority for our resilience and placement stability. In 2021 we received a Platinum award from Investors in People. In 2022 Ofsted has rated us as an Outstanding child-care provider, which we are thrilled about. This is a true testament to the high level of care we provide to both our carers and young people! Click here to read our full inspection report.
We value people, we believe in team-work and our foster carers are part of our extended professional family.
WE VALUE OUR TEAM
We listen and actively support our team, but the best teams also challenge itself to be the best it can be.
WE BELIEVE IN LEARNING
We recognise that looking after children and young people who have suffered trauma and abuse, is at times difficult and requires skilled parenting. We equip all our foster carers for this task by offering them extensive training and professional support. Foster carers will complete an intensive Therapeutic Fostering course.
Some of the other courses available: (we offer a wide range of courses each year)
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Nurturing attachments
- De-escalation training
- Just Right State
Our social workers also have had additional training in therapeutic child care, and are trained in Dyadic Developmental Practice and Sensory Attachment Intervention training.
GREAT PRACTICAL SUPPORT
Our team includes a therapeutic consultant, mentors and supervising social workers. We assist you in finding the right solution to the problems your young person might face. All young people placed are appropriately matched with our foster carers and assigned a personal mentor.
Reaching Higher is a London Youth Charity which provides a wide range of support to young people. Reaching Higher has partnered with Ascent to provide additional services to the young people we work with. The Reaching Higher team have received additional therapeutic training in working with looked after children, and are able to use this to good effect in offering a wide range of options to young people placed with Ascent Fostering.
This includes the following opportunities for young people:
- A therapeutically trained mentor
- A weekly creative arts youth club including dance, drama and music
- A weekly football academy
- A 4-week summer scheme programme
- An annual residential youth camp
- Access to work experience programmes and skills development
- Leadership opportunities
- Volunteer in the community and receive opportunities with positive contribution
- Reaching Higher is affiliated with London Youth and Jack Petchey Awards.
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