We are delighted to announce that Active Care Solutions has been rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in all categories with no recommendations in our latest inspection.
Ofsted inspectors said:
Overall experiences and progress of children and young people – Outstanding
"Foster carers, managers and staff have high aspirations and are extremely ambitions for children and young people. Children and young people make significant progress in their education, health, social presentation and emotional well-being. This is because of the excellent care that they receive from foster carers".
How well children and young people are helped and protected – Outstanding
"Children and young people are very well protected and feel safe. Supervising social workers and foster carers expertly consider children and young people’s needs and the risks that they face. Individualised risk assessment and safer care plans are excellent and are regularly reviewed. This helps foster carers to keep children and young people safe.
Staff deal with safeguarding concerns diligently and promptly. In each case, they take swift and appropriate action, which protects children and young people".
The effectiveness of leaders and managers - Outstanding
"The registered manager is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safeguarded and achieve the best possible outcomes. His enthusiasm and commitment are disseminated throughout the team and the foster carers. Consequently, children and young people receive tailored care and a consistent approach. Children and young people believe that they can achieve".
Having Faith in Fostering has always been our ethos at Active Care Solutions - celebrating diversity and meeting children's ethnic and religious needs, as such we were delighted with the following comments within the inspection:
"The registered manager’s ability to promote equality and diversity is commendable and worthy of wider dissemination. He has completed research and identified the need for a more diverse range of family homes for children and young people to live in. The registered manager works with local organisations in the community to dispel myths and beliefs held in some communities about fostering. This has led to a significant increase in families from different ethnic, religious and cultural groups becoming foster carers. This has ensured that children and young people have access to a much broader diversity of placements".
In a message to foster carers - Registered Manager, Mohammed Bashir said “where else do I begin but to congratulate you all in us achieving ‘OUTSTANDING’ it has been a real team effort including you all for the tireless commitment that you show to your foster children. However, as a wise person once said to me “to rest is to rust”, hence we all need to continue with our individual and collective responsibilities as we need to maintain the high standards we have set and as you have often heard me say - there is no bigger responsibility then caring, nurturing and loving our foster children.