To help us achieve this, we’ve developed a set of five clear values. Each one helps define our approach and inform our work. They run through everything we do.
1. We put people first
Everything we do is for foster parents, children and young people.
2. We celebrate diversity
Everyone is different but should be treated with the same respect.
3. We help free potential
Every person has the right to make the most of his or her life.
4. We create close-knit communities
Loving nurturing homes are at the heart of building safer and respectful communities.
5. We live and work with integrity
We always go out of our way to do the right thing.
By following these values and embedding them in our culture, we help children and young people grow up in a caring and nurturing environment which respects their beliefs and strengthens their sense of independence and identity.
What type of company is ACS?
Active Care Solutions is a faith based fostering agency. We are independent to the local authority and we work with many local authorities to help them find the right faith and ethnic match for a child in need of foster care.
What is the difference between a fostering agency and the local authority?
Unlike a local authority which has a wide range of social responsibility, fostering is all we do. Therefore we can put all of our efforts into supporting our fostering families, to help children have the best possible experience of foster care, and help them on their way to successful adulthoods.
Why foster with an Independent Fostering Agency (IFA)?
Because all we focus on is fostering, we are here to support our foster parents, so as an organisation all of our focus is ensuring our foster parents have the right support, to help them to support the children in their care. Because of this, we are specialist and as such this has led to Ofsted rating our service as Outstanding.
How does ACS differ from other fostering agencies?
Well, ACS does follow the same model as most fostering agencies, but what makes us stand apart is our commitment to placing children and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds with foster parents who can cater to their unique needs, either through having similar backgrounds or through relevant training.
Why choose ACS?
Regular supervision with your very own dedicated social worker
Generous fostering allowance and bonuses
Over 10 languages spoken
Local support where you need it
Small agency with a family feel