South and South East

My name is Jem Orman and I am the service manager for Five Rivers in the South and South East.

Our Salisbury-based, dedicated team provides day to day advice and guidance to our foster carers across the region. Our Social Workers are positioned across our service area so they are able to provide local support and regular visits supported by our Family Support Team.

“We have excellent relationships with the local authorities in our area, and we are very proud of being one of only two fostering services in the South West of England rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.”

Our experts will listen to you and support you to become a confident and skilled professional foster carer. We provide a range of placements, for babies and their parents through to teenagers and children with complex health needs and those with disabilities.

We provide very progressive training for all our carers so you are always developing new skills and knowledge. We see this as an important factor in recognising the professional status of tour carers and the difference you can make to a child’s future.

Our South and South East service has foster carers from:

  • Wiltshire
  • Hampshire
  • Dorset
  • Isle of Wight
  • Oxfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • and surrounding areas.

“I always feel really supported by Five Rivers. The training is amazing, they’re always responsive, including the out-of-hours service when you need them.” – Carer   

“The agency are always engaging and have a can-do attitude. We know we can just pick up the phone and speak to someone we have a relationship with. They always respond to us quickly and are a very reliable partner.” – Local Authority Placement Manager

“The agency provides an exceptionally high quality of care and support to its foster carers, who in turn provide the same exceptional quality of care and support to the children and young people” – Ofsted, 2017 

We are actively recruiting in and around Salisbury, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Petersfield, Christchurch, Reading, Maidenhead, Windsor, Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke Southampton, Dorchester and surrounding areas. If you are interested in finding out more about fostering with us, apply today.

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