When looking for the right fostering agency for you, you may see agencies that promote themselves as 'therapeutic'. Therapeutic fostering is a specialist type of foster care that focuses on the mental health and wellness of a child and the people surrounding them. Each agency will have its own strategies in place to ensure the child receives the correct support, so researching what is right for you and what support you think you will need is a good idea.
Here at Mosaic Foster Care, we develop individual and integrated treatment plans that focus on identifying and repairing a child’s trauma. With a team of in-house clinical therapists, we follow the most up-to-date therapeutic theories and resources to complete assessments and treatment. The benefit of having therapists within our fostering agency is that each therapist will gain a unique insight into the child’s mental wellness. The therapist's assessment and thoughts will then be passed onto the foster parents and supporting team to ensure treatment is carried out in all areas of the child’s life. Want to learn more, take a look at our Our Therapeutic Approach.
Being therapeutic for us goes to our very core and we are therapeutic in all that we do, from recruitment to our support. We always have our therapeutic model 'SMILE' in mind. Mosaic also provide reflective practice across all areas of the agency, from admin to foster parents. This prompts people to talk about their shared thoughts and feelings, bringing together families and exploring themes. If you would like to learn more about reflective practice and its important role in foster care, take a look at this great piece of research from the Mulberry Bush.
While the thought of therapeutic fostering may sound complex from the outside Mosaic are there to support you every step of the way.
We are currently looking for foster parents in Essex and Suffolk to join our therapeutic fostering agency.
Not only do we provide excellent therapeutic support for all of our foster children but we were rated 'Outstanding' in 2022 – highlighting the success of our care and team. Everything we do here at Mosaic Foster Care is about improving the lives of children who had a difficult start and ensuring they have a good future. In order to continue providing this level of care, we need a team of open-minded and loving foster parents in Essex and Suffolk to join us.