Foster Care Link has a unique and dedicated specialist service in finding families for children of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and languages. As part of this service Foster Care Link is the only agency in the UK which has a dedicated Muslim Fostering Service. We have foster carers in London and the South East, the East and West Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire regions.
Our foster carers also come from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds speaking 10 languages. We can therefore often offer the best placement match for children of any ethnic background, who need a foster home.
Foster Care Link is an award-winning agency with a proven track record.
We have been established since 2002 and have subsequently built a reputation for the quality of our work, which is always centred around the needs of children placed with us. We have managed placements for over seventy Local Authorities across England and Wales to achieve positive outcomes for children in care.
SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD
We are currently rated as an ‘Outstanding’ agency in every area since our Nov 2014 inspection, a performance repeated in March 2018. We have excellent testimonials from the Local Authorities that have used our service, and our greatest asset, our team of dedicated foster carers, have consistently advised us that they feel well supported and cared for as part of our team.
Foster Care Link is approved by many consortiums throughout England and Wales including:
- London Care Placements
- Placements North West
- SCMS Yorkshire & Humber
- South Central Framework
- East and West Midlands frameworks
A strong and dedicated staff team manages Foster Care Link to ensure it continues to develop and meet the objectives of the organisation.
Abdurrahman Sayed qualified as a social worker from the University of Central Lancashire in 2002. He was first appointed as a Supervising Social Worker at Foster Care Link in 2004 before being promoted to Deputy Manager in 2009. He worked under an experienced Registered Manager during that time (Peter Howes) who has over 40 years experience in managing Local Authority fostering teams. In January 2021 he was appointed Registered Manager at the agency. Mr Sayed is also a qualified Islamic scholar, and therefore uniquely positioned to manage a Muslim fostering service. He has extensive experience in the field and has followed up his initial qualification with PQ1 from Royal Holloway University and also completed NVQ L4 in Management. He manages all the fostering sub-offices of Foster Care Link and regularly offers advice to Local Authority teams on matters related to Muslim children in care.
- Complex social work practice
- Quality practice audits
- NVQ L4 in Management
- Chairing complex meetings
Ismail Amaan, BA (Hons)
Ismail Amaan graduated from the University of London, and previously worked as the Operations Coordinator of a UK-wide faith umbrella body, and was then appointed Director of a North London based charity. He has also worked with local government, and other Government Agencies.
Ismail has extensive experience of project management, including working with children in a community setting. His community related work has been cited in Central Government reports as an example of best practice, and has also enjoyed coverage in international media.
Munaf Zina, BA (Hons)
Munaf Zina has extensive experience in community related work. He has been Chairman of a North London Housing Association and continues to be a Management Board member since 1986, and is also currently the Chair of a London based charity. He also has personal experience of fostering.Ismail has extensive experience of project management, including working with children in a community setting. His community related work has been cited in Central Government reports as an example of best practice, and has also enjoyed coverage in international media.