FCA Promotes Local Fostering Needs Through New Website Functionality
BROMSGROVE, England, August 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
Foster Care Associates (FCA), the UK’s largest Independent Fostering
Agency, has added a new geographically targeted section to its website to
provide locally based fostering information and placement needs to its
Under the heading ‘Your local FCA’, the website now offers readers
information about FCA and fostering [http://www.thefca.co.uk ] in their
local area, divided between the agency’s 14 operating regions.
Visitors can now access regional FCA news, information about forthcoming
fostering events in their community and learn more about their local
fostering team through FCA staff profiles. There is also a range of local
FCA foster carer stories to give a better insight into becoming a foster
carer as well as information about the specific placement needs in line with
Local Authority referrals. Directions and contact information for the
company’s regional and local FCA offices complete the individual sections,
which are presented via a tabbed format.
With over 80 local offices spread across the UK, the new website
functionality adds better scope for FCA to communicate its range of locally
based support services to potential and existing foster carers. It also
complements the wealth of existing information about becoming a foster carer
and wider fostering information through a total of over 500 unique pages.
Marie-Louise Allred, Marketing Manager for FCA, commented: “People who
enquire about fostering tell us how important knowing about our local
infrastructure and support services is to them. The new website section
presents this information in a simple and easy to access format so that
prospective carers can learn about the staff, carers, young people, events
and offices in their local area.
“Fostering can be an isolating role so knowing what an agency has to
offer in your local area is vital in the decision making process. Over the
next few months we will be adding even more local information to these
sections so that prospective carers really understand what FCA has to offer
in their community.”
The provision of a locally based service is central to the agency’s
unique Team Parenting approach to foster care, which is based upon the
principle of delivering a holistic range of therapeutic support services to
the foster carer and to the child. Team Parenting is proven to achieve
positive outcomes for looked after children and young people across the UK.
The new website functionality is part of a wider phased redevelopment of
the FCA website, which includes a new Home page and a forthcoming new Media
About Foster Care Associates:
Foster Care Associates (FCA), part of the Core Assets Group Ltd, is the
UK’s leading Independent Fostering Agency, with offices operating throughout
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with
Local Authorities and Health Trusts throughout the UK, FCA aims to provide
‘quality care in a family setting’ for over 2600 foster children who are
looked after by the agency’s 2200 foster families.
SOURCE Foster Care Associates