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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.

Ofsted rate us "outstanding"!

We have been rated an "outstanding" fostering agency by Ofsted!

They rated us outstanding in every area of our fostering service.

  • Overall effectiveness: "outstanding"

  • Experiences and progress of, and outcomes for, children and young people: "outstanding"

  • Quality of service: "outstanding"

  • Safeguarding children and young people: "outstanding"

  •         Leadership and management: "outstanding"

You can read Ofsted's full report about us here.


Ofsted is a regulatory government body that inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people such as schools, nurseries, fostering agencies, and children's services.

We are regularly inspected by Ofsted to make sure we are complying with the regulations and standards met by the governing bodies, and to highlight areas where we are excelling or where we could improve. We have a specially dedicated quality department who make sure we're not only complying with standards and regulations, but that we're exceeding them wherever possible.

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