Foster carer support

During your fostering journey, you will have access to:

  • support and supervision from a social worker
  • regular support groups
  • a buddying system with experienced foster carers
  • Supportive Superstars, a support group for birth and adopted children in foster families
  • educational support via the Pupil Premium and our virtual school
  • a newsletter about the latest fostering events and advice
  • a competitive allowance package
  • respite
  • ongoing local training and development 

We also offer training courses and e-learning tailored to your needs, including:

  • safeguarding
  • first aid
  • safe care
  • diversity
  • managing difficult behaviour
  • attachment
  • therapeutic crisis intervention

Independent advice

For independent advice, we will give you membership to the Fostering Network.

It offers support with issues such as income tax, finance, legislation and contact visits.


To thank you for your hard work, we offer:

  • Max Card - a discount card offering free/discounted entry to attractions nationwide
  • annual foster carers' celebration and long-service awards ceremony
  • annual foster carers' BBQ and Christmas party
  • reward days

You can find out about our aims and objectives in our: