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Therapeutic placements within a family setting
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NEWFOCAS (North East Wales Foster Care Services) is now established as the Foremost Trauma Informed Therapeutic Fostering Provider in the UK, offering Trauma Informed Care by applying our Neurosequentially Informed Recovery Programme which forms the basis of our programmed work with carers and children placed. We work in Partnership with Local Authorities across the country and are committed to applying very careful and strict matching criteria of referred children to foster families. Consequently we are able to provide high quality sustainable family based placements to children between 0 – 18 + years of age. Evidenced by our most recent CSSIW report dated May 2016.


What do we mean by Trauma Informed

Neurosequentially informed recovery programme

Trauma Informed Foster Carer Vacancies

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WEDNESDAY 22ND JUNE 2016

Open Evening for Prospective Foster Carers


THURSDAY 14TH APRIL 2016

Testimonial received from NEWFOCAS foster carers.

Our many years of experience and our knowledge-based Trauma Informed approaches allow us to work with some of the most damaged, challenging, and complex children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy family life. Our dynamic staff group have developed their knowledge and implemented a Neurosequentially Informed Recovery programme that gives a structured approach to the placement and the team around the child placed. As a constantly learning organization we take account of new learning in the field of Neuroscience in an ongoing manner, updating our own delivery accordingly.


NEWFOCAS can therefore provide children and young people who have suffered early childhood trauma and are vulnerable or frequently deemed 'unfosterable', a safe, secure, stable, and therapeutic family environment, that offers a recovery programme and clear and measurable process to help the children develop their potential and come to terms with the effects of that trauma. We largely base our work on the research and evidential work of Bruce Perry, Daniel Hughes, Kate Cairns and Margot Sutherland, who are eminent in the field of Neuroscience.


We are, and aim to continue being, small enough to care for all our foster placements, our expert carers, and our dedicated trauma informed staff team members, but large enough to excel in everything we do. As we are committed to providing the highest quality of Trauma Informed service at all times, we do not operate to make huge profits and all our income is devoted to our therapeutic foster placements and the investment in knowledge as a learning organisation.


NEWFOCAS Social Worker staff are reflective practitioners who have the ability to understand the effects of Trauma on Children and Secondary Trauma on Carers and staff, which enables NEWFOCAS to deliver a stable and dynamic service. Our external mentoring comes from CREPT, Chester Universitie’s Centre for Research and Education in Psychological Trauma.


View the NEWFOCAS Mission Statement of Purpose (4.5MB).

Please view our latest CSSIW Inspection Report



Please feel free to explore our website and read all about our valuable work. Or alternatively, call us on 01244 550 300 or contact us for further information.


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Testimonials


Unlike larger Fostering Agencies, we are small enough to know all our Carers and their placements on a very individual basis and Carers are never left to deal with a crisis situation alone or unsupported.


HELEN TAUBMAN
Director, NEWFOCAS

Testimonials


"They seem to have the ability to match children's needs to the placement, rather than the other way around, in my experience.  The child comes first".

TESTIMONIAL FROM LOCAL AUTHORITY

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"Without them I think I would have lost my child forever".


A MOTHER PLACED WITH HER BABY AT NEWFOCAS

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I was immediately impressed with the standard of carers and the comprehensive training undertaken with them to develop their skills and knowledge.

TESTIMONIAL FROM NEW SOCIAL WORK TEAM MEMBER

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I have never worked for an organization who are genuinely, truly caring towards their staff, I just feel so lucky and very valued. I wouldn't have succeeded in my recovery if it hadn't been for all these factors and I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your ongoing care and support to me

TESTIMONIAL FROM TEAM MEMBER

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Without the support, guidance and training from NEWFOCAS we wouldn't be able to do what we do. They have been there for us in some difficult times. This has given us the confidence to continue what we do

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL