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Caring for somebody else's child can be very demanding, so the Fostering Team is there to provide a wide range of support to help you provide an high standard of care for the children you look after.

Support includes:

  • Salary and allowance (up to £25,00 per year dependent on skills and experience)
  • A social worker (regular meetings and ongoing advice)
  • Ongoing training (including NVQ Level 3)
  • Newsletters and support groups
  • Support from the Life Chances Team to meet the educational, psychological, emotional and needs of the child

The Fostering Team is with you every step of the way.