Case Study

Moving to a more holistic, technically focused IT company with rolling monthly contracts was a key factor in the decision making process for this charity.

Meet the

The Children’s Family Trust is a Children’s Charity and Independent Fostering Agency established in 1945. The trust has offices across the UK and works with more than 100 local authorities, supporting more foster carers and children than ever before.

The CFT also supports siblings groups along with Parent and Child placements.

Irrespective of this growth The CFT has remained committed to providing a high quality service which supports fostering households and puts the children and young people first. As a Trust our aim is to achieve stability and security for our children and young people, helping them to develop their talents and skills, achieve their potential educationally and therefore enabling them to make the most of the opportunities available to them.


the charity faced.

When renewing a contract with your IT provider, there are many elements to consider. For Paresh, Head of Finance, there were three main areas that were causing real issues for the charity.

"Richard Eagles, the CEO, is a technical person who can provide help and solutions when we need it. The whole team at MFM-IT are extremely capable and we have really good relationships with the project and technical teams.


chose MFM-IT?

The Children’s Family Trust met with a number of IT firms before choosing MFM-IT as their preferred IT solutions provider. Here, we illustrate the main reasons why Paresh and the team choose our IT solutions.


Understanding the needs and the vision of where the charity was going we were able to put together a collaborative yet consultative led IT infrastructure, that would serve their needs and grow with the charity. The project team configured and migrated the charity across to our cloud technology.


Moving to our hosted desktop meant the charity could always have an up-to-date, fully managed IT system that fitted within their budget, and provided the charity with the flexibility it needed with regards to home working as well growing and connecting other areas of the charity within our cloud technology.


Moving to our hosted telephony solution meant that The Children’s Family Trust have flexibility to contact colleagues from anywhere using the internal phone system. This supported the home working solution with workers able to use physical desk phones, laptop soft phones and a mobile app to stay in touch.


What has been
the outcome?

As we continue our partnership going forward, we’re thrilled to help The Children’s Charity Trust evolve and grow. With any hurdle, we come together and work with the team to solve problems, push ideas forward and build a secure IT infrastructure that helps the charity to reach its goals.

Growing Projects CFT is going digital

Since we started working with Paresh at The Children’s Family Trust in 2019, we have collaboratively extended our projects to help the charity further in meeting their goals. We have now extended the project past IT offerings to upgrading their phone and conference system to our innovative Connect365 technology. This technology seamlessly connects a digital communication system into their IT infrastructure.

Moving to hosted telephony was a natural evolution for the charity, this migration will give the charity even greater flexibility, scalability and added functionality.

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