We understand that happy carers equal happy children, which is why we work so hard to provide those who foster with us plenty of support. At Fosterplus, we allocate a named Social Worker to support you and monitor your placement. All of our Social Workers are fully qualified, and they’ll visit you at least every two weeks.
One of the secrets behind our successful placements is the fact that we take such care in matching carers with young people. All our carers also get membership with either Foster Talk (England) or the Fostering Network (Scotland) that provide extra support and advice.
Our local offices run a whole range of support events from carer workshops where you can meet other carers and share knowledge and experience, through to local fundraising charity days. All are a great opportunity for carers, children and staff to get together and exchange ideas and tips.
As an experienced independent fostering agency, we are passionate about creating great foster carers. This means we have the resources, time and expertise to make sure you get bespoke training tailored to your needs.
As well as the practical, hands-on induction courses we offer you and your family, as a new foster carer you’ll also receive further key training modules for up to two years after your first placement arrives. In addition to this, those that wish to, can go on to undertake specialist courses to develop the skills needed to take care of children with specific issues from autism to foetal alcohol syndrome.
All our training is accessible and down to earth. It does not involve any formal academic study or written exams. From individual e-learning to interactive workshops, we make it really easy for you to gain all of the knowledge and information you need to be a successful foster carer.
We pride ourselves on our generous foster care payments, which will be paid fortnightly to cover the costs of looking after a young person. These payments also include a reward element for you, and we also pay birthday, holiday and Christmas/festival allowances to enable you to celebrate special occasions with the child in your care.
We’re really proud of the positive outcomes we deliver for children. From our excellent Ofsted reports to positive comments we receive from our local authority partners about the way we help turn children’s lives around, we’re providing the highest levels of care.
We have excellent relationships with the local authorities we work with. Because of the high standards we achieve with our children, we also have a good success rate when it comes to tendering to work with new authorities. This means we’ll always be in a good place to offer you placements, as and when you want them.