Ofsted Inspections

Fostering agencies are inspected regularly by OFSTED. Just as in schools OFSTED inspections are key to maintaining quality services for both carers and the children in their homes.
The evaluations made inform how we improve and maintain our organisation at every level.
Ensuring we provide consistent and quality services is the standout reason why people choose to become foster carers with The CFT. We feel the positivity relayed from the children and carers alike which encourages our teams to push on and continue to support families beyond the minimum requirements.
Our latest OFSTED inspections were carried out across 2019/20/21/22 and The CFT was rated Good or Outstanding.

See a breakdown of our reports below –


Our OFSTED inspection results



OFSTED inspected our Waterlooville branch between 15th - 19th January 2024
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OFSTED inspected our Bromsgrove branch between 3 to 7 October 2022
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OFSTED inspected our Midlands branch between 16 to 17 December 2020
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OFSTED inspected our Wakefield Branch between 11th to 15th July 2022
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OFSTED inspected our Bishop Auckland branch between the 25 to 29 October 2021
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Your interview - What you need to know.
If you’ve been invited to an interview, it’s your chance to meet us, tell us about yourself, and take a step towards building your incredible career.
Your interview is your opportunity to learn more about us.
So come prepared with your questions. Plus its our opportunity to get to know you, understand your motivation to work in this sector and get a good understanding of your experience and background.
The first step.
Is either a face to face interview carried out in person or via TEAMS. If you’re successful, the next stage is a more formal interview with at least two members of our team. At least one of the interview panel will have been trained in the NSPCC safer recruitment standards.
You might be invited for a second interview.
Or we might ask you to prepare a presentation or other sample of work. Think about what the role requires and prepare to show you’re a great fit.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
Bring the necessary identity documents to your formal interview. The address on the documents should match the address on your application form. You’ll need proof of your right to work in the UK, you will be provided with a list of approved identification documents in line with The Disclosure and Barring Service and proof of your address.
Remember to bring any qualification certificates that are required for the role.
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Be a successful candidate!
Read through our hints and tips and give yourself the best chance at a career with The CFT.
Do your research!
Look at our website and check that you match our outlook and culture.
Apply via our application form.
We require a fully completed application form, we’ll ask for your full employment history from age 16, include all job titles, employment dates and your reason for leaving – and if there are any gaps, please tell us why.
We’ll need contact details of referees.
Referee's should be people you’ve worked with during the last three years. One should be your most recent employer. We’ll also need a reference from any employer where you’ve worked directly with children and young people and a personal referee.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
If you’ve lived abroad within the last ten years, you might also be asked to complete an overseas criminal record check.
If your application is successful.
There may be some more pre-employment checks specific to the role, but a member of our HR Team will be in touch to talk you through what’s needed.
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