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At Flourish, we’re really excited about sharing our passion for fostering with current Foster Parents and people who may wish to know more about what being a Foster Parent with us is like.

As an independent fostering organisation that’s rated outstanding by Ofsted, we have been used by local authorities for over 30 years to provide suitable families for children and young people, so we have lots of skills and experience to share.

Therapeutic Practice in Fostering Conference

Why is he getting an ice cream when he is behaving like that? An Exploration of Applied Therapeutic Practice in Fostering.

Welcome to the first Therapeutic Practice in Fostering Conference. This FREE event is open to all fostering families and is an opportunity to explore, learn, network and experience sector leading practice and innovation. The conference will be interactive and immersive, based around a series of workshops delivered by sector leading practitioners, designed to challenge and expand your skills as a fostering professional!

Fostering families will also have the opportunity to attend a keynote speech by Dr. Mica Douglas, Clinical Director at Flourish Fostering, in a discussion around the differences in parenting therapeutically and ordinary parenting, drawing on examples from fostering. Mica will talk about how therapeutic parenting looks in practice and what qualities are needed to achieve success.

This event is Sponsored by Flourish Fostering, Antser Learning and the Autism Dogs Charity.

📅 Date: 12th September

⏰ Time: 10am to 2pm

📍 Location: The Engine Rooms at Birchwood Park 101 Faraday Street Risley WA3 6YN

🎙️ Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mica Douglas, Clinical Director at Flourish Fostering

🎟️ Reserve Your Spot: Therapeutic Practice in Fostering Conference Tickets, Tue 12 Sep 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Limited spaces available. Register now using the link >> www.tinyurl.com/WhyIsHeGettingAnIceCream

Pop up ‘Meet and Greet’ foster with us ‘drop in’ sessions:

Tuesday 5th September – Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, St. Michael’s Rd, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RS

Our pop-up events are run from 10am – 12pm.

Contact our Flourish North Manager, Kath Hamblett, for an informal chat to find out more on 0161 249 9420 or email kath.hamblett@flourishfostering.co.uk

Why Foster with Flourish

At Flourish Fostering we only focus on fostering, as such we have become therapeutic fostering specialists in this field and have skills and time to devote solely to our Foster Parents. At Flourish we have an over-arching duty of care for child protection within our service as well as being responsible to ensure that a child’s health, education and emotional wellbeing are prioritised. At Flourish Fostering we have become therapeutic fostering specialists in this field and have skills and time to devote solely to our Foster Parents.

On Hand to Offer Guidance in Your Time As a Foster Parent

That’s why more and more people choose to foster with us and why so many of our Foster Parents stay; because of the unique relationship that we share with them.

Our support and training are exemplary and when you foster with us, you become part of the organisation, and that means that we’re on hand to offer any advice, guidance, or support that you need, when you need it where our support is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Our training is our speciality. We have helped hundreds of Foster Parents amaze themselves with what they have learned and achieved under our guidance and tuition.

Building Expertise Through Specialist Courses

In addition to standard training, we provide an exclusive range of specialist courses. These therapeutic modules have credits attached and Foster Parents can see their expertise building through their attendance, culminating in the ground-breaking, innovative, and brand new professionally accredited courses for those who really catch the training bug.

We have a huge passion for providing the very best fostering service to our fostering families. Ultimately, it’s an approach that’s producing some outstanding outcomes for the children and young people in our care.

Family Placement

Longevity of placement and a stable, supportive home is a key priority. The matching of children and families will tailor the skill set, experience and expertise of the fostering family to the individual needs of the child.

High Quality Training

Foster Parents have access to training of a high therapeutic standard so they can understand the emotional and behavioural world of the children in their care and know how to intervene. At Flourish we do not knowingly leave anybody behind; we tailor learning to suit individual needs.

Professional Culture

A culture of warmth and professionalism permeates the work of Flourish Fostering and we have high expectations of what can be achieved by foster parents and staff for children in our care. In turn, we expect our Foster Parents, staff and customers to have high expectations of us.

Regular Supervision

Fostering training is backed up with supervision from experienced Social Workers and regular meetings with therapists to build upon therapeutic thinking and expertise.


New Foster Parents, if they would like to, will also receive mentoring from people who have more experience of fostering than they do.

Professional Practice

We provide an environment of high challenge and strong support through training and supervision, helping foster parents to feel competent and equal with other professionals in the team around the child, and our Local Authority customers to have the utmost confidence in all aspects of Flourish Fostering.

Niche Provider

Flourish Fostering is a specialist provider of therapeutic care for children and young people who cannot live with their own families for all kinds of reasons. Many of those children have been exposed to extraordinary experiences that children should never have to live through.

A Nurturing Environment

A good, well-trained and well-supported foster family is an excellent starting point for therapeutic fostering. However, socially and emotionally deprived children require a great deal of support from their foster family to recover healthy development alongside their peers. In addition, the foster family will require high quality support to help them meet the child’s immediate needs as well as recover the lost ground.

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Contact Us

Contact Details

Office Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm 

Flourish Fostering (South), The Cedars,
Holborough Road, Snodland Kent ME6 5PL

0808 129 5311

Office Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm 

Flourish Fostering (North), The Old Chapel,

57A Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 6NB

0161 249 9420

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