When Synergy Fostering started to look after children in year 2000, we had just one foster family to take care of. Even now many years and many children later, our ethos is that each family should feel like they are that one family. Each child we care for only experiences one Synergy foster family with their individual set of needs and issues to address. Our challenge is to make that one relationship an outstanding one for each and every child and young person.
While we know we do serious work, we do not take ourselves too seriously. We look for ways to have fun and enjoy the experience of looking after children in foster care and also in our foster carers’ birth families and our staff families as well. Afterall, family life is all the richer for sharing it together.
Working Together to Help Young People
Addressing Children's Difficulties
Solving Problems Sensitively
Supporting Carers and their Development
Over more than 16 years we have developed our service to children in care. We have learned how to match children with Foster Families so that they can provide the best care for the children. We support you to develop your confidence and skills so that you can give young people the safe and stable environment that helps them. This graphic shows the results of a survey of 261 children in care about they want from foster families.
- Safety and Security 67% 67%
- Support and Help 61% 61%
- Foster Family’s Love 54% 54%
Your Team of Supporters
Your biggest supporters are the three people who started this agency 18 years ago. Running a Fostering agency is pointless unless we help young people in our care find their way in life and we cannot achieve that without foster families, staff and the supporters of our organisation who also care about that.
Recruitment and Training Manager
“Using the skills I learned in the private sector to the benefit of young people in care makes it more important somehow. What we do matters and it will continue to be valuable to the young people for many years after they leave us.”
Passionate, Friendly, Dedicated
Fostering Agency In London
Angela has a wealth of experience from 18 years of working in various organisations and different aspects of fostering related social work. She has her own children and knows what its like to bring them up in London.
Sunny has been helping Synergy for nine years now taking care of finances and the office organisation. Sunny also checks our Health & Safety standards in foster homes for us.
Supervising Social Worker
With prior experience in another fostering agency, Ikomba has come to us to learn how to work therapeutically with fostering families and their looked after children to enable them to flourish in safe and secure environments.
Aisha is a trained secondary school teacher and qualified life coach. Her role in the organisation is to help children who need support in their education and to coach our older children to become the best version of themselves that they can be.
Supervising Social Worker
Anna has hands on experience working with young people with special needs in residential settings. Her experience helps her to develop innovative strategies for the difficulties young people face.
With so much going on, Duyen has a busy job organising, planning and supporting our team including the foster carers. Duyen also takes care of all the statutory checks, training records and panel administration.
Probably the best way to find out if you will enjoy working with us is to call us and see how we are! We can arrange to visit you or invite you to a free workshop where you can find out what Synergy Fostering is really like .
We’d love to hear from you. We like people!