- We know that you will need our support and help to develop your skills to be a foster carer
- Fostering is a skilled role and we don’t expect you to be an expert before you start
We provide lots of training to increase your understanding of key aspects of fostering and help you to apply what you’ve learnt to the situations you’ll come across in daily life.
We’ll help you to decide what sort of fostering you’ll provide.
You might look after children in an emergency, or for a few months or years, or until they reach adulthood. Or you might provide part-time regular care, like one weekend a month. We can match you with children who will benefit the most from your care.
You’ll receive support and training to help you deliver the best possible care.
We’ll make sure you get plenty of support. Your social worker will provide advice and help on an ongoing basis.
You’ll also be able to meet up with other foster carers and share ideas and concerns at regular support groups.
You’ll receive payments to cover the cost of caring for a child and fees which recognise your skills and experience. We also pay holiday, birthday and Christmas allowances for the children in your care.