Fortitude Fostering is a new children’s Independent Fostering Agency with a fresh outlook. We want to positively disrupt the current fostering landscape by offering a great alternative to the larger profit driven agencies that have turned fostering into a corporate business.
Our mission is to create an innovative service that supports and celebrates the 4 pillars of our agency: Staff, Carers, Children & Local Authorities. By investing at least 65% of our profits into a service that promotes their success.
We believe that by remaining small, family friendly, ethical and not for profit, enables us to focus on the things that matter: achieving great outcomes for children by investing in recruiting the best staff and carers as well as offering high quality training, support and generous financial renumeration.
We work closely with Local authorities in London and the South East developing honest, transparent professional relationships that allow us to match the right carers with children that need fostering either temporarily or permanently.
Fortitude Fostering was created in July 2020 and has an office base in West Sussex. We cover the whole of Sussex, Surrey, South London & the surrounding areas. The agency was founded by Benjamin Bennett & Remi Johnson, who are longstanding colleagues and friends.
Ben & Remi were driven to create Fortitude Fostering having both enjoyed successful careers as senior managers for three of the market-leading independent fostering agencies. Along with unrivalled experience working within various departments of local authority children services, including commissioning, child protection, and youth justice as frontline Social Workers, then management and consultancy over a 25-year career. Now wishing to build Fortitude together with you.
Fostering with a personal touch
Whether you are an existing carer, new to fostering or simply curious. We want to hear from you! We welcome people interested in fostering from different backgrounds: you could be single, part of a couple, working, retired, studying or just looking for a new career, then Fortitude is the place to start your fostering journey.
We offer great support to our carers with additional support, training in DDP and smaller caseloads. This means that as a Fortitude carer you have access to a dedicated fostering household that is primarily there to provide support to you, in the form of child care, respite, short breaks and a buddy system offering emotional and practical support when you need it. We also provide access to a psychotherapist and innovative therapeutic training building our carers resilience and ability to develop their fostering career.
fortitude, equality + diversity
We are building a culture where difference is valued. An inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, carers, children and other professionals in the field. Diversity, drives, fuels and underpins our innovation and connects us to our customers and the communities we serve.