Refer a friend to foster

We understand that not everyone is able to foster for a number of reasons, but do you know someone who could?

Refer a friend scheme

We understand that not everyone is able to foster, and that’s okay! But did you know, you can still make a positive impact to the lives of young people by educating and referring your friends and family to become foster carers with Family Care! 

Receive £1,500 when the person/family you refer become approved foster carers with Family Care! 

What are the basic requirements to foster?

There are only 3 basic requirements needed to become a foster carer: 

  • Be at least 21 years old 
  • Have at least one spare bedroom 
  • Have UK citizenship or indefinite leave to remain


Further and more in-depth information will need to be provided such as DBS checks, financial status, information of your family, friends and your support network. 

If you know someone who you believe would make a great foster carer, speak with them today and receive £1,500 once they become approved foster carers with Family Care. 


How Does Fostering Siblings Work?

What to expect when you foster with Family Care

Rewards and benefits for our foster carers:

In return for your hard work and dedication to making a difference to children’s lives, we offer a number of benefits and rewards to our foster carers.

Two-weeks of annual leave:

As a thank you for your hard work, you’ll receive up to two-weeks of annual leave entitlement (pro-rata) every year. We want to ensure that our foster carers feel valued and supported as they provide the love and care that our children need to thrive. – this is only for when a child is in placement.

Refer a friend scheme: 

Do you know someone who would make a fantastic foster carer and is ready to make a life changing difference? Whether you are a foster carer or not, you can receive a payment of £1,500 if someone you refer successfully becomes a foster carer with Family Care. 

Foster carer long service rewards: 

As recognition for your hard work and dedication to Family Care, you will receive rewards every 5, 10 and 15 years. We understand how hard our foster carers work and we want to show our appreciation whenever we can! See the rewards you are entitled to below:

  • 5 years receive £250
  • 10 years receive £375
  • 15 years receive £500
24/7 support from a Supervising Social Worker (SSW):

At Family Care, you will always have access to a Duty Supervising Social Worker. This support is available to you 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Should you ever need help or support (whatever time of the day), our Duty Social Worker will be on-hand to provide help and assistance to you. 

Support groups with fellow foster carers: 

At Family Care, we understand that becoming a foster carer can be challenging at times. That’s why we have created support groups to ensure our foster carers have someone to speak to on a personal level. Our ‘Carer Reps’ are foster carers with Family Care who regularly host support groups. These are known as ‘Pods’.

In these sessions, you are able to talk with like-minded people, as well as raise any queries’ you have. Your Carer Rep will take these questions to management for them to be answered and reported back to you.

Gain Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification:

Family Care is also an Approved Centre for City & Guilds, and we offer a number of Diploma options for our Foster Carers, fully funded by Family Care. The first step is for you to gain your Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce. This can be started after your first Annual Review with the support of your Supervising Social Worker. You may then progress to the Level 5 Diploma or qualify as an Assessor to assist other candidates with their qualifications. 

Refer someone to foster

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

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Enquiry Submitted

Thank you for your enquiry about fostering with Family Care! 

Our fostering team will be in touch soon with more information.  No question is a silly question so please be sure to ask us anything!

Phone: 0800 5 677677

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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