Cisco Spark

Register your interest to be added to the Secure Online Forum and be easily connected to everyone in the Fostering team and fellow Foster Carers in just a few simple steps:

  • Follow the link on your email on your computer
  • Enter in your email address
  • Create a password
  • Follow the instructions to download Cisco Spark to your desktop

When you open up Cisco Spark and are logged in, here are some instructions:

Click on this icon to enter the Foster Care forum
In this forum you will have access to a range of ‘Spaces’ which are each titled with different topics.
To join a new space, simply click on the space heading to enter the discussion

Click on this icon to view your messages
You will be able to access all messages from each space that you join within the Foster Care forum

This is a secure space allowing carers to access support/guidance and to share best practise ideas with fellow carers and supervising social workers on your phone, tablet and computer. With dedicated ‘spaces’ to discuss a large range of topics including, attachment, self-harm, absconding and internet safety, this tool will connect carers, enabling peer support and practical guidance that will ultimately help better support the young people in your care.

To download this app on to your phone or tablet, simple type Cisco Spark into your app store. Once downloaded enter your email address and password, and you will be instantly connected to the Foster Carer forum.