The Core Assets Group has been awarded the Investors in People silver award, one of just 148 UK organisations to receive the accolade which recognises best practice in business.
The organisation was judged based on a framework of key performance indicators which were assessed at all levels, from top management down to frontline practice. Investors in People's silver and gold accreditations are reserved for companies that have achieved above and beyond the basic 39 standards of working practices.
In gaining the silver level accreditation, Core Assets met with 97 additional indicators as set by Investors in People, who assessed the organisation in 2011. Specified areas of achievement within Core Assets include improvement in learning and development, mentoring and coaching, internal communications, and business strategy.
The Investors in People assessment team expressed particular regard for the commitment made by Core Assets to staff development, especially in relation to the company's partnerships with colleges and universities, and also with the culture of mutual respect shown throughout the organisation.
Investors in People also noted that the values of equality and diversity are embedded within the best practices of the organisation, with staff feeling able to openly discuss diversity issues in the workplace.
David Oldham, Executive Director at the Core Assets Group and CEO of Foster Care Associates, said: "Gaining the Investors in People silver award is a great testament to the value that the Core Assets Group places on the workforce it employs.
"Our people are our most important asset and we are committed to ensuring that we continually recognise excellent performance and invest in learning and development. Creating such a positive environment for our staff is very important in helping us to achieve our objective of being the leading provider of services for children and families."
Core Assets is an international social care service provider with headquarters based in Bromsgrove, UK. As operations progress across four continents around the world, the Investors in People silver award reflects the continued commitment the organisation maintains towards its growing staff. Core Assets seeks to use its healthy workplace ethos and approach to social care to make a positive impact through delivery of a wealth of children's services, from fostering to social care recruitment.
About the Core Assets Group:
Previously known as the Foster Care Associates Group of Companies, the organisation rebranded last year under the new name the Core Assets Group. The organisation strives to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and families.
Foster Care Associates (FCA) is Core Assets' primary fostering division operating in the UK. FCA is the UK's leading Independent Fostering Agency, with offices throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with Local Authorities and Health Trusts throughout the UK, FCA aims to provide 'quality care in a family setting' for over 2900 foster children who are looked after by the agency’s 2200 foster families.
Other companies within the Core Assets Group include Fostering People, Core Children's Services, Outcomes UK and Fostering First International.
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