What support will I be offered?

The fostering service offers a comprehensive package of support and training to all its foster carers:

  • ‘Skills to Foster’ preparation training to give you an understanding of fostering for the Tri-Borough and prepare you for your role as a professional foster carer
  • you will have your own supervising social worker who will visit you at least every six weeks to guide and support you, identifying any training needs that you might have
  • ongoing training to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a foster carer
  • support and guidance to complete the Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care within their first year of approval
  • accessible support groups to enable you to share your experiences with other carers
  • support for other members of your household 
  • social events for foster carers over the course of the year
  • bonus payments in recognition of long service (loyalty bonus)
  • access to a wide range of professional support from education, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and health
  • an annual award ceremony with the Mayor(s)
  • membership to the Fostering Network
  • a weekly fee and allowance in line with the national minimum recommended amount
  • access to an emergency duty team outside office hours

Get in touch with us
0800 781 2332
020 8753 2303

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm
24 hours freephone
Next working day call back service.

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