Skyrocket is a unique example of partnership, collaboration, co-production and innovation in the children’s care sector.
In 2015 the three CEOs of Community Foster Care, The Children's Family Trust and The Foster Care Co-Operative - were discussing the issue of recruiting quality Registered Managers within the fostering sector.
Together they recognised that the function of a Registered Managers is a complex and challenging one due to the varied and demanding skillset required to fulfill the role successfully.
After lengthy discussions about the difficulty in finding the right training for good potential and practicing RMs, the three CEOs decided to design and deliver their own. And so, Skyrocket was born.
Skyrocket founded to deal with possible gaps in professional foster care management training. The challenges in the children’s care sector have now driven significant service expansion into various areas including leadership, contracts and performance management.
When considering guidelines from Ofsted and National Minimum Standards, the demands for that individual role are considerable. The driving focus was to ensure that the key elements of regulation, administration, contracting, leadership and HR were delivered within the context of fostering.
We offer a wide-rang of specialist training in various areas and provide both in-house and external training opportunities.
The Children’s Family Trust (CFT) is a children’s charity and an independent fostering agency.
Established in 1945, over the years, The CFT has looked after many children and young people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of needs within its dedicated and committed foster families.
CFT's aim is to provide the highest quality care it possibly can.
With offices across England, it is a growing, progressive charity at the forefront of high quality, outcomes-based child care and fostering in the UK.
As a not-for-profit fostering agency, The CFT ensures that any surplus made is directly re-invested into improving services and enhancing the lives and futures of looked after children.
CFT is proud to be a member of The Fairer Fostering Partnership.
Community Foster Care (CFC) is a not-for-profit foster care agency that provides foster care placements for local children in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, West Cumbria and Lancashire.
Set up in 1999, it is a non-profit organisation with charity status and works as a social enterprise. This means any financial surplus is put into improving services so that children and young people placed with CFC have all the help they need to reach their potential.
Foster carers are supported every step of the way with training and lots of back-ups.
CFC works closely with other not-for-profit organisations like Young Gloucestershire and Together in Matson so that the children and young people placed with them have access to additional activities and support networks which all help to build their self-esteem.
CFC is proud to be a member of The Fairer Fostering Partnership.