Fostering Practice Transformation & Safeguarding Manager

Fostering Practice Transformation & Safeguarding Manager



Basic Salary: £40,000-45,000

Benefits: Company Car or £2,000 Car Allowance, 30 days’ Annual Leave (rising to 35 days’ with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance x2, Employee Discount Scheme & Medical Cash Plan

Base Location: Home Based/Flexible

Covering Location: UK-wide


Set up by a former foster parent and former social worker in 1994, Foster Care Associates (FCA) is an established fostering agency which forms part of the Polaris Community - one of the UK’s largest leading communities of children’s service providers.

The business was born out of an enthusiasm for delivering fostering services to make a positive difference to the lives of looked after children. Our first office was in the Worcestershire countryside, and that’s still where our Head Office is today.

We’ve come a long way since those early days and, over the years, FCA has built a strong reputation for excellence, and now offers a wide range of services to children and families. But our purpose remains the same; ‘to make a positive and lasting difference for children, families and communities’, and it’s underpinned by a series of values designed to help us assist children and young people to reach their full potential.

Today, we’re one of the country’s largest and most experienced independent fostering agencies. But just because we’re large doesn’t mean we’re impersonal. At FCA we’re one big family, and we’re committed to supporting every single child and foster parent, every single minute of the day.

As part of a recent team development, we are delighted to be looking to add a knowledgeable and experienced Practice Transformation & Safeguarding Manager to our talented team.

Foster Care Associates
Senior Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Geographical Location
UK Wide
Position Reference
Closing Date
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Role Details


  • Produce, develop, deploy and review policies, procedures and practice guidance in line with relevant legislation, regulations and “best practice”
  • Oversee and investigate complaints at Stages 2 and 3
  • Contribute to the production of Regulation 35 reports
  • Ensure that service provision is compliant with all relevant regulatory processes through timely audit and Quality Assurance activities
  • Play an active role in external inspections of the Fostering service, meeting with Ofsted inspectors and helping to evidence the quality of the provision
  • Produce and present workshops to staff and Foster Parents across the UK
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on Quality Assurance & Safeguarding issues in relation to Fostering operations ie, Social Work practice, data security, external inspection, service specification and evaluation
  • Assist with the preparation of submission to relevant government and regulatory bodies ie, Ofsted, CSSIE, HCPC of Quality of Care Reports, Pre-Inspection returns and Performance statistics etc


  • A qualified and registered Social Worker
  • Significant Fostering sector experience, ideally with an IFA
  • Professional post-qualification in a relevant field ie, Social Work, Education, Healthcare r similar
  • Strong, clear verbal communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent written communication skills with a high attention to detail and ability to maintain organisation and order of workload
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of Safeguarding legislation and best practice
  • Intermediate IT skills including full Microsoft Suite (especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and the ability to produce and analyse reports and spreadsheets
  • A full driving licence and a willingness to travel across the UK to fulfil the requirements of the role with some overnight stays anticipated

For an informal discussion about this position please contact John Platt on 07813 054 752.

To be considered for this post please apply and we will be in touch.

Due to the current lockdown most interviews at this time are being conducted virtually and all appointments managed pragmatically in line with individual and company needs.

The successful appointee to this position will be subject to a DBS check at Enhanced Level. The cost for this will be met by Foster Care Associates.