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Acquisition deal expands St Christopher’s fostering offer

St Christopher’s has purchased a small, local fostering agency that will merge with the organisation’s fostering service in the West Midlands to expand our provision in the region.

The acquisition of Future Families is part of St Christopher’s commitment to growth and means we can create even more brighter futures for children and young people.

18 foster families will become part of St Christopher’s, meaning we can now look after more than 80 children and young people across our fostering services.

Foster carers play an important role in the lives of thousands of children in care. At St Christopher’s children and young people are at the heart of all we do, and because we are a charity we can focus solely on making sure all of our young people reach their full potential. Last year we provided foster homes for 119 foster children in the West Midlands, Essex, London and Peterborough.

Head of Fostering Annette Richards said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for St Christopher’s to grow our fostering offer in the West Midlands. It also means that the children and young people can stay with their existing foster families, instead of being disrupted by moving to a new home.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the new carers, children and young people to our agency and supporting them over the coming years.”

If you are interested in finding out more about fostering, visit our fostering guide now.