FosterCare UK is an independent fostering agency with offices in London, Kent and Sussex. Founded in 2007, we work with superb foster parents across the South East of England. There is always a need for more people across London and Kent who are able to provide homes for children and young people.
We put a great deal of time and effort into providing a training and development programme that ensures the constant development of the skills you have. We are not merely a service provider. We are a family and our staff and our carers work in close communication with one another. The closeness and camaraderie of our agency is the basis of the success we have with our foster placements.
We provide you with:
- Skills to Foster Training
- Great pay and benefits
- 24/7 365 support
- Continuous development
- 3 weeks paid respite care
Being a local agency, we can offer support whenever you need it. Your Supervising Social Worker will be in touch every week, to make sure that you’re supported and to give you the opportunity to address and discuss any issues as they arise. They will also make regular visits every few weeks to spend some quality time with you and your children. In between times, our network of Ambassador Foster Carers are happy to provide advice and support when you need it and we’re always just a phone call away, 24 hours a day. If there are any difficulties, you won’t be left to cope alone.
We are one of a few agencies who still offer truly therapeutic packages. We have a great reputation for this with local authorities who refer children to us who are in need of greater levels of support. We currently offer a number of Therapeutic Fostering packages under a range of frameworks. We have a clinical team of experts in place to make difference. Packages include individual therapeutic treatment plans, clinical support to foster carers and a Team Around the Child (TAC) approach.
Can you foster
If you have a spare bedroom in your house, you meet the first requirement. If you happen to have more than one spare bedroom, that is even better as we often want to place a sibling group together. Speaking of your home, you don’t have to own it. If you rent, so long as your landlord approves, that is wonderful. Male or female, single or married, think about fostering as a new career.
You need to be in good health and over 21. We will work with you through the entire assessment process from the initial interview to the DBS check to the training sessions and to the final review procedure. We have a vibrant and proactive team and a very happy roster of carers.
To find out if you can join us, contact your local fostering team for a chat on 0844 800 1941or visit www.fostercareuk.co.uk
We would always recommend FosterCare UK as there is always someone at the end of a phone, the work they do with their amazing Multidisciplinary Assessment & Treatment team, and how they are always happy to listen to our training needs. FosterCare UK and our supervising social worker have been a tremendous support throughout our journey and continue to be.
The referral team have been very supportive and make sure that they find the right placement match for me and with keep me updated every step of the way through the process. They are always there to give support and will also contact you to find out how each placement is progressing throughout the duration.
As well as being very professional, FosterCare UK understand what we do is a hard job and they really try to understand what it’s like being in our shoes.