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

The goal is to surpass Dorset 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.

For more information contact:

Jo Thomson (Fostering Engagement Officer) on 01305 261626