Our support to you

Our Support to You

Support for the families who foster is vital to positive outcomes for children and young people during their time in foster care. Fostering can be stressful and demanding at times, therefore Foster Carers require appropriate and adequate support and supervision in order to make a positive contribution to a child or young person’s life.

We provide the following support to our Foster Carers:

  • Regular supervision and support from a qualified Social Worker
  • Telephone support
  • Out of office hours telephone support from a qualified Social Worker
  • Social events for Foster Carers, children and young people
  • Ongoing support to birth children
  • Competitive financial support
  • 14 nights paid respite every year (April to March)
  • Annual Loyalty Bonus
  • Back up carer support (identified within carers own support network of family and friends)
  • We provide membership to Foster Talk which gives you access to a legal helpline, insurance (theft and public liability) and general information regarding fostering
  • A robust post approval training programme
  • Psychotherapist support

Our social events are a much-loved feature of the support we offer to our Foster Carers. They enable birth children, foster children and Foster Carers to get together and have fun. Some of the events we have held include ice skating, outdoor activities at a local Forest School, Go Ape, Snow Dome, trampolining, Christmas parties and summer fun days.