Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency that has been established for over 25 years. We are a family run agency, and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.
We are proud to have been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted in our last two inspections, the most recent of which took place in May 2014. To find out more about our Ofsted inspection please click here.
Our first priority is always the child or young person in our care. We believe that children have the right to a safe, stable and nurturing home, and our overarching aim is to recruit skilled and resilient foster carers who are able to offer children a positive substitute family experience where it is not possible for them to live with their own family.
We strive to offer excellent support to our foster carers so that they can, in turn, provide the best possible level of care to the children they look after. We want our hero foster carers to be the best that they can be! We are committed to providing consistently high standards of care to children and young people, and our experienced team of Social Workers support a range of different, needs-led placements that are able to meet the diverse, individual and often complex needs of these children.
We always aim to provide children with the best possible experience of being looked after, the opportunity and support to achieve positive outcomes and feel safe, and the confidence and motivation to aspire to do their best.
We continually strive to improve our service provision, with an emphasis on matching, quality, support and safeguarding.
To download our latest Statement of Purpose please click here.
To view our current children’s guides please click on the links below;
Our story so far…
Our founders, Sean and Ellen Fitzpatrick, have over 40 years of extensive experience working with children and young people in a wide variety of settings including youth work, juvenile justice and residential child care.
Sean and Ellen started Care Today (the sister organisation of Parallel Parents) in 1991 as a residential children’s homes provider. Through their work in residential homes they identified that the majority of children are likely to make better developmental progress in a family environment. So, in response to requests for foster placements from Local Authorities, they decided to branch into fostering.
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Head Office: 2nd Floor Lansdowne House,
85 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LR
0800 023 4450
Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.