Slough Children First is a company wholly-owned by Slough Borough Council and, as the statutory (legal) provider of children’s social care in Slough, the children who need fostering are in our care. We operate as an Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) within the company and we are registered and inspected by Ofsted for that service.
In August 2021 we were judged by Ofsted to be Good.
Our policy is to try to place children locally, before considering families further afield, so that they maintain links that are important to them. If a child is placed further away, we do all we can to maintain local links and to include children in all our celebrations, events and consultations.
Compared to many agencies, the Trust is smaller and, we like to think, more intimate and able to offer a ‘family feel’ to our valued foster families.
Our foster carers, who look after children on a longer-term or permanent basis, will be able to access both the fostering team and the child’s social worker in the same location, which makes decision-making and communication much faster and easier.
As a foster family for the Trust we can offer you other benefits too, including, excellent supervision, local support available 24/7 and a generous allowance. Visit our support page to find out what else we can offer you.