Every foster carer has a Supervising Social Worker and every child has a Social Worker. Both of these people will visit regularly to support you and the child.
There are also opportunities for ongoing training and to meet with other foster carers who are invaluable in the support and advice they can offer.
Foster carers receive a realistic allowance to cover the everyday expenditure that caring for a child involves.
The current allowance for new carers ranges from £140.33/week to £242.08/week per child (depending on the age of the child). As you become more experienced as a carer, this can increase to between £265.33/week and £367.08/week per child (depending on the age of the child). Extra payments are given to cover special occasions such as Christmas and holidays.
Contact the Child Placement Team and ask to speak to the Child Placement duty officer who will discuss any queries you may have and will send out an information pack.
Telephone: 01642 526218