Achieving Outcomes and safeguarding

CFFA will strive to achieve the following outcomes for children who are placed under their care.

  • Children know that their views, wishes and feelings are taken into account in all aspects of their care; are helped to understand why it may not be possible to act upon their wishes in all cases; and know how to obtain support and make a complaint.
  • The views of others with an important relationship to the child are gathered and taken into account.
  • Children have a positive self view, emotional resilience and knowledge and understanding of their background.
  • Children enjoy sound relationships with their foster family, interact positively with others and behave appropriately.
  • Children feel safe and are safe. Children understand how to protect themselves and are protected from significant harm, including neglect, abuse, and accident
    Children rarely go missing and if they do, they return quickly.
  • Children who do go missing are protected as far as possible and responded to positively on their return.
  • Children live in a healthy environment where their physical, emotional and psychological health is promoted and where they are able to access the services to meet their health needs.
  • Children are able to enjoy their interests, develop confidence in their skills and
    are supported and encouraged to engage in leisure activities.
  • Children are able to make a positive contribution to the foster home and their wider community
    The education and achievement of children is actively promoted as valuable in itself and as part of their preparation for adulthood. Children are supported to achieve their educational potential.
    Children have, where appropriate, constructive contact with their parents, grandparents, siblings, half-siblings, wider family, friends and other people who
    play a significant role in their lives.
  • Children live in foster homes which provide adequate space, to a suitable standard. The child enjoys access to a range of activities which promote his or
    her development.
  • Children are welcomed into the foster home and leave the foster home in a planned and sensitive manner which makes them feel loved and valued.
  • Children feel part of the family. They are not treated differently to the foster
    carer’s own children living in the household. The child’s needs are met and they
    benefit from a stable placement.
  • Children are prepared for, and supported into, adulthood so that they can
    reach their potential and achieve economic wellbeing.