We work in close partnership with a wide range of local authorities in England, to provide the very highest standards of care for looked after children. We’re very proud of the fact that we’ve always achieved ‘outstanding’ status under Ofsted for all of our services. We also work hand in hand with the Fostering Network, ensuring that all of our foster families have access to their expertise and support.

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Our local authority partners

We have local authority partners across the West Midlands, including Staffordshire, Dudley, Telford & Wrekin, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire.

We also work across Worcestershire, (including Worcester and Herfordshire) and the South West, covering Gloucester, South Gloucester, Bath, North East Somerset, Dorset, North Somerset and Wiltshire.

What Ofsted said about us

“The Clifford House Fostering agency achieves outstanding outcomes for children and young people in foster care. Foster carer’s responses through questionnaires are highly complementary about the quality and thoroughness of the assessments, 24-hour support,
training and placement matching.”


Clifford House Fostering recognises that it is important to have in place a quality assurance system that has arrangements for self-assessment that is committed to assuring and improving the quality of care provided.

Clifford House Fostering Service holds, as its care value, the desire to promote children’s rights whilst ensuring organisational regulatory compliance. This means that children in placement will be safe, secure and looked after to a high standard.

Clifford House Fostering Service quality assurance strategy is to create a service and environment where children have good relationships with their carers and staff who work within the fostering service, so they can develop a level of trust and experience good continuity of care.

Clifford House Fostering has developed its own unique quality assurance system that is effective and efficient in its delivery. The quality assurance process seeks to engage in self-evaluation surveys, questionnaires, unannounced and announced monitoring visits and target audits.

This means that Clifford House Fostering is committed to having as its objective, a quality service which is outcome based, enabling the meeting of standards determined by Ofsted Commissioning Teams and Placing Authorities.

A key component of the quality assurance process is its link to improvement and customer satisfaction surveys and positive inspection findings.