Right now there are children in the Isle of Man who need the support of Foster Carers to help bring some stability into their lives. You can make a difference now – join Fostering First and help vulnerable children thrive within your community.
The Children’s Centre has been contracted by the Government to deliver a fostering service for the Isle of Man. The vision of The Children’s Centre is to put children, young people and families first, and by doing so make the Isle of Man a safe and progressive community – one of the best environments in the world to be born, raised and live. Fostering is a separate service that operates under the umbrella of The Children’s Centre as Fostering First.
Our mission statement is;
“To provide a professional fostering service, where carers are valued and supported in offering a warm, caring and nurturing environment, conducive to enhancing self belief, emotional development and growth for children in their care.”
The Fostering Team
Fostering First is staffed by a dedicated team of twelve seeking to deliver support to foster carers and their families.
Fiona (Fostering Services Manager) has extensive experience of managing Fostering Services and is keen to use her energy and vision to develop and maintain a high quality service.
Kevin (Deputy Fostering Manager) joined us in June 2012, he has extensive knowledge of Fostering and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Angela (Fostering Officer) is also a Social Worker. She has a lot of experience working with children and Family Services on the island, and brings this knowledge and commitment to her role at Fostering First.
Julia (Fostering Officer) is also an experienced Social Worker, with a long career working with children and families. She brings this valuable knowledge and enthusiasm to Fostering First.
Claude (Fostering Officer) joined Fostering First in June 2012. Claude previously worked within the organisations Family Centres and Community Farm. He brings with him a lot of experience working with children and families and this will help in his role at Fostering First.
Joanne (Trainee Fostering Officer) has recently joined Fostering First. She was previously employed within the organisation’s residential Services and has worked for the charity for 7 years. Joanne has a vast knowledge and experience of working with children and families locally, and is enthusiastic regarding the future of fostering on the Island.
Donna (Link Worker) has worked within the fostering service since September 2008. She brings this knowledge and experience to Fostering First. She is enjoying developing a new service that will meet the needs of foster carers.
Louise (Link Worker) has been working within the fostering service for four years. She endeavours to confront daily challenges with enthusiasm and commitment providing needed support to the foster carers.
Tracy (Link Worker) has worked in fostering for almost three years. She is currently enjoying the challenge of participating in the development of the new fostering service. Tracy continues to enjoy working with existing foster carers and looks forward to working with new ones.
Chris (Senior Administrator) she hopes that Fostering First will continue to develop, providing a professional and supportive service.
Sarah has worked with Fostering First for a year as a part time Administrator. Sarah is enjoying her role and hopes that Fostering First will continue to develop.
Contacting the team
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call in.
You can find us at;
17 Village Walk
Isle of Man
If you would like more information about Fostering First please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01624 631947 or by email.