Provider services

We cover a range of services in Medway.

View the provider services' organisational structure

Fostering

The fostering service is made up of the following teams:

  • recruitment and assessment
  • generic fostering which supports and supervises carer
  • Connected Carers which manages assessments of connected carers
  • supported lodgings
  • private fostering workers 

Adoption

The adoption team covers all aspects of adoption work, including recruitment and assessment of adopters, family finding for children in need of permanent families and adoption support.

Care leavers

There is a dedicated care leavers team which offers a wide range of support across all levels of need and issues, working in partnership with health, education and other providers of support services to meet the needs of care leavers up to the age of 25.

Residential search

We have two children’s homes which are both rated as Good by Ofsted. One home provides residential respite for disabled children alongside day care/after school and holiday care for disabled children. The other home provides accommodation for up to 8 young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Virtual school Medway (VSM)

The VSM is a small team of dedicated education professionals who work to support the education of Medway’s children in care and care leavers.

They track educational progress, and implement and monitor interventions to help young people in care to achieve their full potential and make a strong contribution towards supporting schools, social workers and foster carers.

More about Medway's virtual school