Full details of the application process can be found on the Become a Foster Carer page of this website. Alternatively, you can register your interest and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.
ABOUT BEING A FOSTER CARER
Foster carers meet together in small support groups with, or at times without, the assistance of the fostering social work team. This provides much needed opportunity to talk about fostering issues with other carers. Carer support groups are often attended by carers who have a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise which they have accumulated
We provide learning and development opportunities to help foster carers learn about the child/young person’s life experience and develop their skills in fostering. As part of learning and development we provide pre and post approval training. Your training needs will be discussed every year as part of your annual review. Information training Before you complete
Fees A fee of £350 rising up to £420 per week per child placed, covering the daily cost of caring for a child/young person, is paid into your bank account on the 30th of each month. Foster carers are self employed and manage their own tax, and other contributions. The Agency cannot guarantee any carer a
Informal support The support you receive through your immediate and extended family, your neighbours and your friends is very important. Other forms of informal support may be sought through faith organisations, local clubs, your own GP, or other foster carers living in your area. To foster successfully it is important that you have a strong