Foster carers receive an amount per child divided into three elements:-
All our foster carers have a named supervising Social Worker who they will work with for the duration of placement where possible.
We know that fostering is a 24 hour role and at times support and advice is needed outside of normal working hours. That’s why The Fostering Team provides a 24 hour support service, which incorporates an on call system, ready to help – whatever the time.
Not only are our Saturday Slots sessions great, local fun, they also provide much needed support for you on a fortnightly basis.
Saturday Slots consist of training for carers with a community feel. There are plenty of activities for children and an opportunity to meet other carers to discuss the sharing of ideas and support.
An opportunity for male carers to meet and interact with others to gain advice, information and support in a comfortable environment. Alongside Just for Men runs Team Teen: a teenage group with obligatory pizza and snacks!
Individual and group supervisions enhance Foster carer’s skills and allow for peer support and learning.
Foster carers receive 2 weeks paid respite
All carers upon approval become members of the fostering network, which provides further information and support, as well as access to research and resources.