For our colleagues in Local Authorities, this section contains information on the range of services provided by Cornerways.
What is the local authority's role in fostering?
Local authorities are the services that identify children who can't live with their own families and try to find them an alternative safe family. The courts and the child's parents may also be involved in this decision. The local authority either places children with foster carers who work for the local authority or contracts the work out to independent agencies such as Cornerways.
How does Cornerways work with the local authority?
The social care and business relationships Cornerways has with local authorities are based on our "Good" Ofsted inspection rating. We go through a regional tending process with local authorities, during which all aspects of our service are scrutinised. We are contracted as "Preferred Providers" to the following local authorities:
Brighton & Hove and West Sussex
London Councils - all 33 boroughs
How to make a referral:
To make a referral to Cornerways Fostering Services for a child, siblings or parent(s) and baby please contact our duty desk from 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday on 01293 826 830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We reply to all referrals received as soon as possible.
We place great emphasis on matching children's needs with foster carers who are most likely to be able to meet those needs. This maximises the opportunity for children to have good outcomes and enjoy life, for carers to feel achievement and success in their role and to minimise the risk of disruption and placement moves for children.