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Foster Carers (North West/Midlands)

Do you have a spare bedroom in your home for a child? Are you perhaps looking for a change of career or get a better work/life balance? Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer? Use your transferable skills to make a life changing difference!

Role & Essentials

We are looking for caring, patient and resilient people, to care for children and young people that are not able to live with their own families . The child/young person will live in your home as part of your family whilst you work as part of a team to support them through a difficult time of their life.

Essential:

  • At least one spare bedroom which can comfortably fit (as a minimum) a single bed, wardrobe, and chest of drawers
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have the time to look after a child/young person
  • A genuine interest in caring for young people
  • The ability to show love and care to children who may struggle to accept it
  • Be able to take children to and from their school, attend any required meetings and regular training sessions
  • Basic IT skills (or willingness to learn)
  • Applicants must have British Citizenship, Indefinite Leave To Remain
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Desirable & Experience

No previous experience is required. Full training is provided once you become approved foster carers.  If you have limited experience don’t rule yourself out, come and talk to us.

Desirable:

  • Access to pc/laptop/tablet
  • Good standard of written English language
  • To be at home full time (but if you work part-time or work from home, this can be discussed further)

Payments & Other Benefits

You do not receive a salary as a foster care but a weekly allowance is paid when you have a child/ren or young person/s living with you. This is to cover the costs of caring for a child e.g. food, clothing, pocket money etc.

Starting allowance range – £407 – £750 per week

Higher allowances are for children with additional needs such as parent and child placements, children with medical needs, or young offenders.

Allowances will also increase with your level of experience.

Other Benefits:

  • Initial and regular, ongoing training to support your role as a foster carer
  • Your own social worker to support you with fostering
  • 24/7 telephone support from a Social Worker
  • Support groups/social meetings for foster carers locally to get to know each other
  • Activities and days out for children and/or the whole fostering household
  • Fostertalk membership, which includes useful advice and information on tax and insurance, as well as discounts for fostering households etc.
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Already Fostering?

If you are currently fostering and not satisfied with the support you are getting, you can consider transferring to UK Fostering. We would be happy to discuss your situation and the transfer process with you.

Family Care Fostering has been rated as Good (in all areas) by Ofsted in our recent inspections.

For more information give us a call on 0800 5677 677

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £407 – £750 per week

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount
  • Work from home

What happens next?

After making an enquiry, our fostering team will get in touch for a friendly chat about fostering...

The application process usually takes about 4 or 5 months to complete.  We use the assessment period to ensure our carers are prepared for the fostering role, including any additional support or training needed.

Ensuring foster carers are properly supported means the young people in your care have the best chance of success.

"Foster carers and children are well supported by enthusiastic support workers and have easy access to therapeutic support"

Support for Foster Carers

24/7 Phone Support

Anytime of the day or night, you will have support on the end of the phone from a qualified social worker.

Ongoing Training and Supervision

All our carers receive a detailed annual training plan and ongoing professional 1-2-1's.

Foster Carer
Support Groups

Our foster carer reps lead regular support groups in local areas.  These provide tremendous value in supporting fellow foster carers through their journeys.

Specialist
Support Team

A team of in-house therapists are available to offer support and advice to our foster carers.

What Our Foster Carers Say

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The important thing for us was the support...I knew I could ring at 5 o'clock tea time, or 3 o'clock in the morning and there was somebody on the end of the phone.

Jen

Manchester

I feel safe, I feel secure.  I feel they know us, and know what we can give to the children out there so I wouldn't do it with anyone else.

Amanda

Wirral

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Everything is supported along the way. You know what you're going to do, what you'll have in place, and they really help you all the way.

Ann

Bury

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Me and Frank kept saying "we'll do it next year, we'll do it next year, we'll do it next year", and then it was like, we've got to do it!

Annmarie

Telford

We had thought about it for years but hadn't made that final step.  We decided that was it, made the phone call, and that started everything rolling.

Paul and Julie

Shropshire

They answered all the questions I had.  They were on the ball and gave you a lot of support so that's what pushed us to Family Care.

John and Sam

Wigan

Nicky and Richard, fostering since 2019

I saw Family Care advertised on Facebook and messaged them straight away. We had a few concerns about my husband’s health which we were upfront about, and this was dealt with very professionally.

Dave arranged to visit us and explained all about the application. It was very clear and concise and we decided straight away that we wanted to proceed. We didn’t consider any other agency as we liked what we saw and Family Care had such a family, nurturing feel.

At Family Care there is an extended team of support – not just our supervising social worker, but family support workers and therapists too. Fostering like any job has its highs and lows. I would be wrong to say it’s all rosy, but the good days far out weight the not so good. I love the fact that I am living my dream and making a difference to the life of a young person. I would highly recommend it. --- There is so much to think about when it comes to fostering, so usually the best starting point is a friendly chat on the phone.

Take the first step with us TO FOSTER

Complete the short form below and our fostering team will contact you with more information.

We take your personal data seriously and will never sell your data to any third party.
You can opt out of communications from us at any time.

Application Submitted

Thank you for your interest in this role, your application has been received by our HR team and is being reviewed.  

We endeavor to reply to all candidates, but if you have not heard back from us within 5-working days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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