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If you have a spare bedroom and time to care for a child, we can help you make a life-changing difference.

Support for Foster Carers

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

The support all our fostering families receive includes:

24/7 Support

Any time of the day or night, you will have support on the end of the phone from a qualified supervising social worker

24/7 Support

For emergencies, our management team is always on-call and we will take the necessary steps to support you and any children in your care

On-going Training and Supervision

All our foster families receive a detailed annual training plan, including mandatory and optional courses

Training Centres

Some of the training is online and some is face-to-face at our Preston and Wolverhampton offices. Your travel expenses are covered to attend any training

Foster Carer Support Goups

Our foster carer reps lead regular support groups in local areas. These sessions are for sharing stories, advice, and supporting fellow foster carers through their journeys

Support Group Venues

We have support groups venues in Birmingham, Shropshire, Wolverhampton, Preston, Manchester, Wigan and Merseyside

Therapeutic Practice Model

Therapeutic care means following a consistent parenting approach which helps identify and meet a child's specific needs. Our services are underpinned by the Secure Base Model

Therapeutic Approach

All foster carers and staff receive training on Secure Base. With everyone working to the same practice model, we are providing consistent therapeutically-informed care to our children and young people

In-House Therapists

Our in-house therapists train and support foster carers to deliver therapeutically-informed care

Team Around the Child (TAC)

Therapists meet with our foster carers, supervising social workers and support workers to discuss the needs of a young person and how we can best support them. These are called TAC meetings

Supervising Social Worker

You will be allocated your own supervising social worker (SSW) who will carry out monthly-supervisions to support you and any child in your care

Caseloads of 12-14

Many supervising social workers at other agencies will support 20-30 foster families, this is called their caseload.
Our SSW's will never support more than 14 families at any one time

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.

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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.

Ready to start your fostering adventure?
Click the button below to make an online enquiry or call us on 0800 5 677677.

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