Document Library

Statement of Purpose, OFSTED reports and other important documents to download or read online

Statement of Purpose

Our Statement of Purpose tells you about the legal status of Family Fostercare and about the work we do, how we do it and how we are going to do it better in the future.

It gives information about foster carers and the people who work for the company and their qualifications. In line with regulations, each of our registered offices has its own Statement of Purpose, which is updated annually and approved by our board of directors.

The document has been written for anyone with a specific or general interest in fostering. Every prospective and approved foster carer, staff member, and parents of a child placed receives a copy and placing authorities are also offered a copy.

Please contact us if you require any of the documents in our library printed in different formats, or for the visually impaired, or for those people whose first language is not English.

Download our Statement of Purpose

Family Fostercare North Statement of Purpose

Children's Guide to Fostering

Children receive their own version of our Statement of Purpose when they are placed with our foster carers, and their booklet is called the 'Children's Guide to Fostering'. Family Fostercare has produced two versions of the Children's Guide, one for younger children and one for the more grown up child.

Download our Children's Guide to Fostering

Family Fostercare's Younger Children's Guide to Fostering

Family Fostercare's Older Children's Guide to Fostering


OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. OFSTED inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people including fostering agencies.

OFSTED inspects all fostering agencies in England, the aim being to help to promote constant improvement in standards of care and safeguarding so that children and young people, parents and carers benefit. After an inspection an inspection report is produced and published.

You can find out more about OFSTED's work and read or download our latest OFSTED reports by visiting the OFSTED website and searching for Family Fostercare, or you can download copies from our website using the links below.

Download our OFSTED report

Family Fostercare latest OFSTED report

OFSTED inspection report, September 2023