Youth Zone

Welcome to Flourish Fostering and welcome to our Youth Zone!

This area of our website is specifically for children and young people. The first thing you need to know is there’s a clue in our name… our mission is to make sure we provide you with what you need to flourish and grow.

But before you look around, don’t forget that you have a right to ask questions and be happy in your home. If you are having difficulties or are worried about something, you can raise this with a number of people in your support network.

So let’s start by telling you a bit about us so you know who you’re dealing with

You probably have your own friends and relatives who may or may not be there for you in the best way when you really need some help. We are your crew when you need action, your ‘go to’ people when you’re scared, or angry, or sad, or even if you’re happy!

We’re also the people you can go to when you need to know something, anything, anytime… even if you have to ask a million times! We love questions, they keep us on our toes!

Download our Children’s Guides

Children’s Guide

Children’s Guide (aged 5-10 years)

We get that we may not be among your favourite people right now
  • You haven’t chosen to be around us or be living where you are now and sometimes that isn’t a great feeling

  • It’s your life and you want to be in control of what happens

  • You don’t know what we’re about or what place we have in your life

  • So the next thing you need to know is we get that and you’re right…

It Is Your Life!

You know there are some things you don’t get to have control of, but as much as we can we want to give you choices and options for yourself. We hope to get to know you so much more from what you choose to let us know; and we know that takes time.

What Ofsted Have To Say

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) is the Government Department that is responsible for inspecting services that provide education institutions, including state schools and some independent schools, colleges, childminders and childcare providers, and children and family service such as fostering organisations.

You can read the latest Ofsted inspection that was carried out of Flourish Fostering below:

Statement of Purpose

Ofsted Assurance Visit (Feb 2021)

Ofsted Inspection ‘Summary for Children and Young People’ (Feb 2021)

Safety First

Explore the ‘Thinkuknow’ website for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.

Finally, and most importantly, we want you to be happy and feel safe and secure in your home.

If you should have and difficulties, are worried about something, or simply just wish to talk to us, we are always here for you and will help you. For any complaints or concerns, you can always contact us and we will listen to you.

Helping children and young people stay safe online

It’s not always easy to know what’s safe online and what’s not.
This section of our website provides advice and support to help you to keep safe and to know what to do when things go wrong.

Professionals Online Safety Helpline

Support for professionals working with children


Report online child sexual abuse images or videos

Report Harmful Content

Assistance for reporting harmful content online

Revenge Porn Helpline

Supporting adults who are experiencing intimate image abuse

Advice about key social media platforms and apps helping to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for children and young people.

Helping you stay safe online

There are lots of fun and interesting things you can do on the internet. And it can be a great way to stay in touch with friends. But it’s important to understand how to stay safe online.

Sometimes people will try to trick you into clicking dangerous links or sharing things about yourself. Or something you’ve shared might be used to bully or frighten you.

Tips to stay safe online

  • Think before you post anything online

  • Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your Foster Parents, carers, teachers or friends seeing

  • Talk to someone you trust like an adult, or you can always talk to Childline

  • Report bullying and abuse directly to the website or app

  • Plan for the future and change your privacy settings so it doesn’t happen again

Find more useful resources provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre

Guides and Resources

Children and Young People

Find qames, quizzes, films and advice to help you get the most out of the internet while staying safe online

Foster Parents and Carers

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. Find useful tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online

Ways to help you feel better

Thank you to the UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading organisations (Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGf) for providing information on this page.

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

For general enquiries, please fill out the form below. We’ll respond as soon as possible.