Making a Referral

If we have been recommended and you would like further information on our services, please contact our Referrals Coordinator on 01244 550 300.

Please note that our ability to offer a place will be based upon:

  • Placement availability
  • Funding availability by the placing authority
  • A suitably skilled and experienced carer capable, able, and available to meet the child's identified needs
  • NEWFOCAS' ability and capacity to meet the child's identified needs
  • An initial two-way risk assessment relating to the referred child, and any other children already placed or living with the identified carer. This risk assessment will include any potential risk to the carers.

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.

To make a child referral please complete the following forms:

  • Referral Stage 1 - Child / Young Person
  • Referral Stage 2 - Child / Young Person
  • Risk Assessment - Child / Young Person

To make a Parents and Baby referral please complete the following forms:

  • Referral Stage 1 - Parent & Baby
  • Referral Stage 2 - Parent & Baby
  • Risk Assessment - Parent & Baby

To make are referral please call us on 01244 550 300

Become a carer today and make a difference.

You may have fostered before; alternatively you may have been thinking about becoming a foster carer for the first time. Either way, we give an excellent package of support and allowances to help you every step of the way. If you think you could foster with us, then please get in touch. Complete and submit the form to voice your interest and more information on becoming a carer.

Alternatively, if you hate the idea of filling out a form, we're more than happy to take your call. Pick up the phone and call us on 01244 550300. Our dedicated team is on hand to help you out with anything you maybe unsure of.