What is Fostering through Social Enterprise (FtSE)?
The Fostering through Social Enterprise consortium was established in 2007. The group represents the views, perspectives and experience of 14 charitable and non-profit fostering agencies whose members provide high quality foster care over 2,000 children in care of all ages across the UK.
FtSE’s aim and role
FtSE’s main goal is to promote the elimination of discrimination against children in care. The consortium has a lobbying function that aims to advocate for children in respect of regulation as well as representing its membership at central government level.
To promote the elimination of discrimination against children in care, we will:
- Ensure any surplus raised by our membership organisations are re-invested into supporting children in placement and beyond
- Offer transparency in our dealings with all stakeholders
- Promote good practice networking and support each organisation within the membership
- Promote Fostering Through Social Enterprise through lobbying
- Respect them as individuals recognising individual difference
- Ensure the matching and safety of young people remain at the forefront of our work ensuring their voices are heard and understood
- Care and advocate for them until they are ready for independence and beyond
- Develop the potential of each child whether they are placed on a long- or short-term basis
- Action for Children
- The Caldecott Foundation
- The Children’s Family Trust
- Community Foster Care
- Father Hudson’s New Routes Fostering
- Foster Care Co-operative
- Integrated Services Programme (ISP)
- Parents And Children Together (PACT)
- St Christopher’s
- Supported Fostering Services
- Team Fostering