Xcel 2000 Fostercare Services
Xcel 2000 are an independent fostering agency, covering Kent, Medway, London, Essex, Thurrock and Hertfordshire.
Our small and friendly team of foster carers, social workers and office staff work together to support young people who are unable to live with their birth families. We are committed to giving them the best possible opportunities in safe, stable and supportive foster families.
Since the agency was formed in 2000, our families have fostered over 1000 children. Xcel 2000 have one of the highest number of looked after children in long term or permanent foster families. Nearly 80% of our children are long term or permanently placed, providing stability and reassurance to both the young people and to our amazing team of foster carers.
Xcel 2000s founding directors both started their careers as foster carers before becoming social workers and they have extensive experience in working for local authorities and within foster care agencies. Their aim when forming Xcel 2000, was to inspire others and to provide the very best support to foster carers wanting to improve the lives of children. Starting out with just five families, Xcel 2000 now extends to 50 foster families throughout Kent, Medway, London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
Many factors contribute to our successes. including our excellent training and support, weekly foster carer meet ups, careful matching processes and close knit team. We pride ourselves on being a small agency that really cares, where every child really matters and every foster carer is known, valued and respected. The close working relationship that we have with the families who foster for us is paramount. We know each of our foster carers personally and are aware of how every young person is progressing in their placement. Xcel have an extremely committed and loyal staff and foster carer team who together offer around the clock support, 365 days and nights a year. You would never be expected to deal with any difficulties alone. We have an open door policy; foster carers are always welcome to call or pop in, where they will receive a warm welcome and a listening ear. There are always a variety of social events to attend, organised by Xcel staff and by the Foster Carers social committee, including mini breaks, barbeques, day trips, parties, craft days and wine and wisdom nights.
With a head office in Sittingbourne, Kent, we are the main provider for fostering services for Kent and Medway, a preferred provider to the Eastern region local authorities and part of the fostering framework for Hertfordshire and the London boroughs of Croydon and Sutton. This means we are the very first point of call for Kent Local Authority when finding families for children outside of their own pool of carers. We are an active member of local and national forums which ensures that we have a strong influence in guaranteeing and maintaining best practice within fostering.
Please have a look around our website and feel free to give us a call on 0845 094 5651 if you are interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer.