Channel Fostercare underwent major changes at the end of 2017.
It is fair to say that under the previous management the agency lost direction. However, there was a complete change in the management and leadership of the agency in November 2017. New and close associations were formed with the National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) to deliver the TRUE Model (Therapeutic Re-parenting Underpinned by Empathy/Experience). This is a model of parenting which was developed by Sarah Naish (NATP) and has achieve great success.
Matt Dauncey joined the agency from Swindon Local Authority’s Fostering Team. As the Fostering Manager Matt has a lot of training , background and experience of Therapeutic Fostering and delivering the TRUE Fostering model.
New social workers with experience of delivering Therapeutic Parenting have joined the existing team who have undergone retraining to work within the TRUE Fostering model.
The focus of the agency is to achieve long term and stable placements for the children in our care. Therapeutic Parenting and the TRUE Fostering model has proven success.
Due to this approach Channel Fostercare has a great deal of interest from local authorities wanting to place children on a long term basis. We are also experiencing requests for transfers from experienced carers who have benefitted from and experienced the success of Therapeutic Parenting training delivered by Sarah Naish.