Dorset Fostering Recruitment

Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting has been commissioned by Dorset County Council to deliver a new Fostering Recruitment Service. We will work closely with Dorset County Council’s communications team and contribute to the marketing of foster care for Dorset County Council and effective strategies for generating enquiries from people who would make suitable foster carers.

The goal is to surpass Dorset Council Council’s expectations to drive rapid and sustainable recruitment of 70 foster carers over 2 years, saving the local authority £3m per year from having to use more expensive Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs).  A new local office was opened in Poundbury, Dorchester, in April 2018 and the service is being delivered by a dedicated Fostering Engagement Officer and Fostering Social Worker.

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