Fostering in Cambridgeshire with To the Moon and Back Foster Care
If you live in Cambridgeshire and you are thinking about fostering, then To The Moon and Back Foster Care agency is the right choice for you. According to the Cambridgeshire County Council, there are currently 700 children in care in Cambridgeshire and we have seen the biggest increase in numbers over the last 12 months. Children are currently having to be placed with families outside of Cambridgeshire because of the unavailability of local Cambridgeshire foster carer’s.
The benefits of fostering with us
We are a forward-thinking independent fostering agency based in Kings Hedges, Cambridge. We have a team of wonderful local social workers and therapists. We believe that everyone involved with To the Moon and Back Foster Care has the ability to influence positive change and our continuous improvement. We emphasise equal partnerships and achieve effective team work.
Holistic and therapeutic approach
Warm caring team
Successful matching process
Competitive financial support
Trauma informed development
We are dedicated to forming close communities of foster carers across Cambridgeshire and building local powerful networks of support for both experienced foster carers and new to fostering. Fully committed to professional development, we learn together locally at our regular conferences.
We aim to be the foster agency of choice in Cambridgeshire for foster carers, our staff, the Cambridgeshire County Council and above all our children. We are looking for foster carers in and around Cambridgeshire especially in areas such as Peterborough, March, Newmarket, Huntingdon, Wisbech, Ely, St Neots and of course Cambridge itself. We are looking for people who are willing to go to the moon and back for children, treating the child as they would their own child supporting him or her to achieve their true potential in life.
How to become a foster carer with To the Moon and Back Foster Care
We are looking for people who are willing to go to the moon and back for children, treating the child as they would their own child, supporting him or her to achieve their true potential in life.
Once we have spoken with you, we will arrange a friendly visit to your home to answer your questions and reassure you that your home meets the standard for fostering.
When you are ready, complete and submit an application form and we will undertake the regulatory checks (DBS references and local authority checks) on your behalf.
You will work closely with one of our social workers who will get to know and understand more about you and your family and help you to learn even more about fostering.
You will need to undertake our mandatory training course called “skills to foster” which covers a variety of fostering and child development related subjects.
Once your assessment has been finished, you will meet our Panel, they will ask you some questions and check everything is complete and you are prepared for fostering.
Formal Approval Process
Once formally approved to foster you will be approved for categories and ages of children. You will receive an induction and ready to commence fostering.
Apply to become a foster carer
We appreciate that you will have considered fostering for a while before wanting to talk further about it. There are things to consider when thinking about fostering.
As a minimum you need to have a dedicated bedroom available in your home that can be used by a foster child so that they have space they can call their own.
What others say about us
Dr Jocasta Webb Psychotherapist and counsellor
Frequently asked questions
Is it possible to meet other foster carers in my area?
We work to support you to meet and chat with other foster carers. Our foster carers support each other. We have been building communities of foster carers that are close together and we are supportive of theories related to the Mockingbird which enables foster carers to learn from each other and work closely together.
Where do you operate in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough?
We support foster carer’s throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, including: St Neots, Ely, Huntingdon, March, Wisbech, Whittlesey and Chatteris and everywhere in between. We employ local Social workers to support our foster carers, ensuring they can spend more time with you when it really matters.
Where is the agency actually based?
Our Office is located in Kings Hedges in Cambridge. We hold meetings and training events at our office where there is lots of parking and good access from the A10 and A14. It is a very friendly office with a café where we can meet for a coffee and cake.
Where will training be held will I have to travel very far?
Foster carer development is very important, but it has to fit in with the everyday life of foster carers and we want to make it as easy as possible to access learning. We hold on line training sessions, so you do not have to leave your home sometimes. We organise face to face training as close to our foster carers as possible. We have delivered training in community centres, hotels and places of worship, in order to ensure they are accessible. We make sure that timings are good for school runs too. We hold conferences too, which have been historically held in and around Cambridge but people travel to attend these as they are so good!