A NOT-for-profit fostering agency has retained its outstanding Ofsted rating following a recent inspection.

Team Fostering, which has a base in Middlesbrough, achieved the highest possible standard which identifies that children and young people are making significantly better progress and achieving more than what was expected in their lives.

The Ofsted report read: “Children and young people are happy. They feel settled and cared for, and they enjoy a whole range of activities, and have access to many opportunities that they may otherwise not have had. Both the agency and the foster carers ensure that children and young people have the best opportunities to make progress and to develop into adults.”

Team Fostering assistant director Rachael Johnson said: “We are very proud to have retained our Outstanding rating. To have the hard work and commitment of everyone at Team Fostering recognised by Oftsed is a fantastic achievement.”

The agency has been providing foster carer placements for children and young people in local authority care for the last 15 years.

For more information visit www.teamfostering.co.uk