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Bridgend Foster Care is an experienced local authority fostering team, providing high quality placements for children and young people whilst they are unable to live with their own families.

Whilst we will try and work with families so that the children can remain with their families, it is not always possible or safe to do so. In this case, we will always try to match their needs with a suitable family, ensuring the child is provided with stability and a sense of security. We do try to place children in Bridgend County Borough, but this is not always possible and there are occasions when we have to place children outside. By recruiting more foster carers, we will be able to place more children in the areas they are familiar with, reducing the disruption in their lives.

As a local authority, every child in care is our responsibility so their safety is our priority. We work in partnership with several agencies and departments to ensure the best interest of each child and young person are met. It is the council’s ambition to place all children and young people needing foster care with Bridgend County Borough Council’s foster carers.

Key to this partnership are foster carers who play an invaluable and vital role in providing stability, support and care for vulnerable children at a crucial time, helping them to develop and grow in confidence.

Our foster carers are valued and supported for the role they play in making a positive difference to a child’s life. We recognise carers as professionals, who are constantly increasing their skills and responsibility.

We understand the challenges foster carers’ face, which is why we are with you every step of the way.

Statement of Purpose

This Statement of Purpose sets out the aims, values, principles and the objectives of Bridgend County Borough Council’s Fostering Service and describes how these will be met in partnership with carers, children, young people, their families and other partner agencies. It also explains the facilities and services of the Fostering Service, which are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks.

To view the Statement of Purpose click here.