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Verve Recruitment Ltd

I founded Verve Recruitment Limited in 2018 recruiting foster carers for the Not for Profit sector. Prior to this, I had successfully recruited foster carers for a very large IFA; I didn’t share their ethos.

So, I cashed in my pension and collaborated with like-minded others in Not for Profit foster care charities, and recruited foster carers who provide safe and loving homes to siblings, mums and babies and our older children and teenagers, just as I intended.

But, we can’t stop; there are over 6500 foster carers needed as more children than ever are sadly, going into the care system.

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Caritas Care

Rebecca Hughes, Fostering Manager for Caritas Care, gave me my break through. I recruited foster carers for Caritas and I also wrote their #FacesofFostering campaign.

Foster Care Charity

The Foster Care Charity and Verve recruit through my campaigns both on social media and within the communities I support. These include our Armed Forces communities; they are wonderful foster carers; especially for older children and teenagers.

Team Fostering

Thanks to Team Fostering, I began recruiting in the North East. There is a huge demand for foster carers there and working together we now have foster carers who provide respite foster care and support asylum-seeking children.

Charity Testimonials

Val has been supporting us with recruiting new foster carers at Caritas Care for the last five years; her support has been much valued. Some of the enquirers referred by Val are now approved foster carers. They are a much-welcomed addition to the Caritas Care family, providing an outstanding job caring for children.

Val has also prepared case studies for us of existing foster carers, staff, and a care leaver to be used for marketing our agency. Val does an excellent job of this, ensuring the individuals feel their voice is heard.

The #facesoffostering campaign has been one of our most successful campaigns to date; we are incredibly grateful for Val’s significant contribution.

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Rebecca Hughes

Caritas Care

Val is extremely friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I have found Val always makes time for people and really wants to find an agency that is the right fit for the prospective foster carer she is speaking to. Val goes the extra mile wants to ensure vulnerable children are matched with the right home. I have really enjoyed working with Val over the last year, and I’m sure this will continue to be the case for a long time.

Louise Thwaites

Team Fostering

‘When we receive an enquiry from Verve, they are detailed and give us a good understanding of the desires and experience of the applicants. I get a real sense that we are all working towards the same goal.’

‘Val listens to our needs as an agency and shows a good understanding of the independent fostering sector. She is knowledgeable and friendly, which makes working with her a positive experience.’

Helen Underwood

The Foster Care C0-0perative

Foster carer Testimonials

Having fostered young people previously said part of a couple, I knew it’s what I did. And needed to again, but as a single parent, I also knew what I wanted from a fostering agency and what I didn’t. I contacted Verve, and I discussed things, and Val recommended a charity-based agency. After a lot of hurdles, I finally got approved again. Not all agencies are the same, and it’s about finding the one most suitable for you and your needs, which Val at Verve has done xxx

Joanne Mills

My husband and I initially spoke to Val at the beginning of the year and it went from there. We’re nearing the end of our fostering application which has been a very smooth process from start to finish which is down to Val for steering us in the right direction and putting us in touch with a fostering agency which suits us perfectly. I highly recommend Verve Recruitment as they listen which is key. Val also made us feel at ease which can’t be underestimated.


Verve recruitment agency is an incredibly supportive service for carers! It was the start of our fostering journey, and Verve provided us with invaluable advice and guidance about fostering agencies out there. We haven’t looked back since!

Because of Verve, we were able to choose a non-profit fostering agency, Caritas Care, and this has been the best decision we could have made.

Sobia & Akmal

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