WELCOME TO INTEGRATED SERVICES PROGRAMME, ISP
ISP is an independent provider of high quality childcare in family settings, complemented by specialist teams in education, therapy and social work.
Registered as a Voluntary Organisation under the Children Act 1989, ISP is properly constituted as a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Accordingly ISP has no owner Directors or shareholders.
We care for "difficult to place" children and young people, whose development has been impaired by abuse or trauma, resulting in emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.
Our formula for achieving successful outcomes for the children and young people in our care, requires a co-ordinated response from a wide range of childcare specialists. This multi-disciplinary approach enables us to create an individual care plan for each child, focussing on their complex needs. ISP believes that our foster carers are pivotal in achieving successful outcomes for the children in their care. ISP is currently working with approximately 50 local authorities and caring for over 230 children and young people.
If you would like to discuss the referral of a child to ISP, please telephone our Referrals Team on (01795) 428097 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISP was formed by a group of foster carers in 1987, who collectively recognised that children within their care would benefit from gaining immediate and local access to an integrated programme of care and specialist services.
In order to maximise the success of every placement ISP invests heavily in the support network available to our foster carers. We believe this support network is best delivered via our locally based Centres. ISP currently has 6 Centres based in Buckinghamshire, Sussex, London and Kent. Each Centre has its own multi-disciplinary team comprising foster carers, social workers, therapists and educational professionals. Each Centre's location ensures that all ISP Foster Carers are no more than one hour's journey time from their Centre.
Since our inception in 1987, the role and contribution fostering makes to the childcare we provide as a whole, has always remained at the forefront of our consistent progress. We acknowledge that research and our own experience has shown that the quality of foster care, coupled with regular training and a readily available support network drastically improves the chance of a successful foster care placement. We consistently demonstrate our commitment to our foster carers by providing training, support and regular supervision to enhance their professional development in care-giving. This ongoing programme of support strengthens their capacity to look after children and young people who have suffered severe trauma, abuse and deprivation. The selection, training and development of carers is carried out by the ISP Fostering Team based at ISP Central Office, Sittingbourne.
ISP aims to meet all externally set standards and regulations including: The Department of Health Fostering Service National Minimum Standards & Regulations.