ISP Enfield & South London is Ofsted ‘Outstanding’5 April, 2019
We’re excited to announce that our Enfield and South London fostering team has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ following an official inspection from Ofsted, the independent watchdog.
The team provides high-quality foster care, therapy and educational support for looked after young people in and around Enfield and Cateram, and are responsible for respite, emergency and long and short-term fostering placements for over 50 children.
We were praised by inspectors for ‘providing highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good and contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people’.
Ofsted commented: “Young people make exceptional progress with the support of committed and dedicated foster carers. Foster carers are extremely well trained and advocate very strongly on behalf of the young people.”
They also added that “Young people excel in their education with many assessed as being ‘gifted and talented’, and some are preparing to attend university.”
Since their last inspection in February 2016, which was also judged as ‘outstanding’, Ofsted stated that ‘the agency had grown since the last inspection and have maintained extremely high standards of care.’
Carers also report exceptionally high levels of satisfaction of working in a culture where they constantly feel valued and always offered mutual support. One commented: “It’s like a big family, we all look out for each other.”
Joanne Savage, ISP Registered Manager, who has over 40 years of experience working with young people was praised by inspectors for being ‘highly ambitious’ and ‘continually seeking new means of improvements.’
She added: We are very proud to have maintained our ‘outstanding’ Ofsted result. It is a testament to the dedication of our team at ISP and to the foster carers that work so closely with us.
“We are privileged to work with such motivated and dedicated carers, and the children and young people they care for.”
Tracy Livesey, ISP agency director, commented: “This is fantastic news for our North and South London offices. The team should feel immensely proud of the outstanding care, support and services they provide for some of the most vulnerable children in the area.”