About Us

Child Focus Fostering Agency is an established Independent Fostering Agency that provides a range of fostering placements to meet the needs of looked after children. The organization is managed by a team of experienced, qualified professionals, who provide an innovative and needs led service to children and young people in foster care.

Child Focus is an innovative independent fostering agency (Limited Company) that was established to meet the needs of young people who require quality foster placements, between the ages of 0 – 18 years of either gender.

Child Focus was set up largely in response to a perceived need for a prompt coordinated service which provides packages of care to meet the needs of individual children and young people, especially children from ethnic minorities.

Child Focus was established in the hope of redressing the imbalance that some children face in the care system due to discrimination such as; sexism, racism, and other prejudices.  Young people in the care system are faced with negative stereotyping which is unfortunately a reality for many young people looked after today.

We currently provide services to Local Authorities in London and the South region and are soon to geographically expand into further areas to recruit more foster parents for the benefit of children in care.

Child Focus is registered with Ofsted. We are accredited by the relevant professional bodies such as London Care Placements Consortium. Child Focus Fostering Agency is a member of the Fostering Network and British Association for Adoption and Fostering.

Child Focus is a private limited company registered under the Companies Act 1989 (Company Registration No 04268545

The company was founded by Shirlene Hasmat – Ali who remains at the heart of the business.