The Provider Service comprises of three teams:
- Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team – This team is responsible for recruiting and assessing all those who wish to foster for Walsall council. The team actively engages with the local community and with our existing foster carers in promoting the role that fostering can play in the life of a child or young person. The team offers Skills to Foster Training and they will support all mainstream foster carers during their first year of fostering to ensure they are able to fulfil the requirements of their role. Please see website here
- Support and Development – This team is responsible for supporting family and friend carers from the point of approval and will support the family to secure a permanence order for the child or young person they are caring for. The team will also support all mainstream foster carers following their first year of approval in continuing to ensure that carers are able to fulfil the on-going requirements of their role
- Adoption Team – Responsible for recruiting prospective adopters and matching prospective adopters with children needing adoption. It also provides an adoption support service, supporting families where children have been placed for adoption pre and post the making of an adoption order. – please see website here
Walsall has five Children’s homes each of which is registered, inspected and regulated by Ofsted in accordance with the provisions of the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Children’s Home Regulations including the Quality Standards 2015.
Each of the five homes has its own statement and purpose which set out what the home intends to do for the children it accommodates, the range of children the home accommodates and the manner in which care is provided.
Within Walsall we operate the following children’s homes; Redruth Road, Hilton Road, Lichfield Road, Spindle Tree Rise and Bluebells short break provision.