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Support

Children placed with foster care have often experienced trauma and loss and caring for them can at times provide different challenges. We want to be able to support you to be able to meet the needs of any child placed with you and also grow as a foster carer. As such we offer
  • An opportunity to meet with staff and carers to talk about fostering to ensure it is right for you
  • A training programme prior to your assessment starting to help you understand what is fully involved in becoming a foster carer
  • An assessing worker who will work alongside you to make sure that we get to know you as much as we possibly can to ensure that we can make the right match between you and a child
  • A comprehensive training programme which fits in with your on-going commitments
  • A Buddy/Mentor scheme which links you in with an experienced carer
  • An attractive Payment for Skills Scheme
  • A supervising social worker, who will provide on-going support to both through formal supervision and when you need it
  • Access to support in an Out of Hours Service
  • Support from specialised education professionals
  • Support from specialised health professionals
  • An Annual Review
  • Support to become members of The Fostering Network
  • Membership of a Foster Carer Support Group
  • The potential to influence practice and developments through our Foster Carer Consultation Group
  • An opportunity to become involved in recruitment and training of foster carers and staff
If you have a particular query our FAQS page may hold the answer for you, if not, contact us and a member of the team will be able to help.
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