Who We Are
Fostering First Ireland (FFI) was established in May 2005 and is part of Key Assets International – The Children's Services Provider.More info
Our goal is simple – to provide foster carers with the support they need to give a stable life to children in care.
FFI is responsive and supportive, from when you first make contact with us and throughout your fostering career.
We achieve this by ensuring that all potential foster carers entering assessment are treated with respect and enter assessment in a timely manner. Our assessment process is of high quality to ensure the safety of children in FFI placements.
As an organisation founded on family values, we pride ourselves on knowing our carers and recognise the contribution they make towards a lasting difference in the lives of children and young people.
FFI utilises a framework called Key Care Team Model®. It is our unique approach to fostering and involves carers and staff working together in the best interest of the child. The Key Care Team Model® approach brings together a flexible and responsive team of professionals to meet the therapeutic needs of young people in care. By working together, we can ensure that issues from the past do not damage the future outcomes for children.
As a foster carer, you are an integral part of our Key Care Team Model® approach and will work with social workers, therapists and a range of other professionals to ensure that the child in your care receives the right level of support for their needs.
FFI offers a comprehensive package of support which includes a social work service available when you need it, access to an out of hours service 7 days a week, up to 10 nights supportive respite, a competitive fostering allowance, regular support through carer groups, access to a qualified therapist, a broad range of training options tailored to carer needs and organised social activities for you, your family and the young people in your care.
Our education service works with carers and children to promote the best possible educational outcomes for children in FFI placements.
We have been around since 2005 and our values lie at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about fostering and are committed to providing positive outcomes to children.