Oxfordshire Foster Care Association
The Oxfordshire Foster Care Association (OFCA) is a voluntary organisation set up and run by foster carers to provide support for all our carers and the children we look after. The association is run by a committee elected annually, all committee members are foster carers.
We have created our website and a closed Facebook group to improve communication, encourage discussion groups, promote events and involve all in our wider foster carer community.
We have charitable status and are embarking on a fundraising programme and applying for grant aid from various funding bodies. We receive an annual grant from the County Council but more funds are necessary.
We want to raise the profile of foster carers and ensure we are viewed as professionals. Working with the Oxfordshire County Council’s fostering service to improve our support, services and remuneration. Providing the best possible care for all the children we look after.
Being part of our association gives carers:
- Opportunities to raise issues that affect our ability to foster children successfully
- Build a partnership with our fostering service so carers views are shared with
- Organise events for our children and young people to meet and have fun.
Advice is always on hand from other carers in OFCA to help you through any difficulties you may be having and how to hopefully resolve them.
Oxfordshire Foster Care Association – creating fun times for foster families and a voice for our foster carers.
We always welcome foster carers to help run our association and events. If you are interested or wish to get involved, please contact us or come along to one of our regular informal meetings.