At Mosaic Foster Care, we continue to witness the positive impact that joined up, therapeutic support has on the lives of the young people and their foster parents.
We strive to provide a safe environment in which our foster families can thrive, enabling our foster parents to feel comfortable opening up and having honest conversations about how they feel, as we understand it can be very complex.
The Secure Base Model is drawn from attachment theory, and adapted to include an additional element, that of family membership, for children who are separated from their birth families. The model proposes five dimensions of caregiving, each of which is associated with a corresponding developmental benefit for the child. The dimensions overlap and combine with each other to create a secure base for the child.
“The difference with Mosaic is we know exactly what it is that we do. We only do that. And that is long-term, therapeutic foster placements.”Andre Palmer, Director at Mosaic Foster Care
Unlike most fostering services, we are guided by insights from various therapeutic models, by therapists who regularly work 1:1 with children and foster carers. We assess each child that is placed with us to ensure we have an in depth understanding of the needs and strengths of the young person, which in turn informs the therapeutic treatment plan that is tailored to them.
Therapy is embedded into everything that we do, from the training and support we provide to our staff and foster parents, to our guidance and advice on how to parent therapeutically and successfully.
With headquarters in Westcliff, we are well-placed to service the Essex and Suffolk communities and with our base located next to the sea, we promote a calm and open environment for our foster families to settle into.
With over 10 years’ experience in working with children, and consistently rated Outstanding by Ofsted, we use our safeguarding processes and therapeutic model to meticulously match the children in our care to their prospective foster parents. We help children and foster parents by training and working alongside outstanding social workers, therapists and support workers.
“We know that for both the children and foster parents, the relationship with their Mosaic social worker is key, key to stability, key to work satisfaction and key to feeling supported.”Greg de Smidt, Registered Fostering Manager
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team if you have any questions about Mosaic Foster Care.
Find out more about our values on our Mission, Vision and Values page.