Fostering agencies are not all the same, they have different pay, quality of training, access to respite care and carer support groups.
Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job. Do you choose a national agency or local one?
Independent Fostering Agencies provide a specialist service to local authorities who, because of demands placed on their resources, are unable to provide their own foster carers for all the children in their care.
We save you time and frustration by helping you to make the right choice of fostering agency first time, and to go on to have a successful fostering career.
Using the information you give us, a social worker will find the agencies on our UK Fostering Agency Database who are likely to be the best match for you and your family. Our free fostering help.....
Allowances How much do I get paid?
How to foster The process of becoming a carer.
Who can foster Meet an experienced foster carer.
Assessment Assessment of new carers and timescales.
Types of fostering Short term, long term, babies, children, teens.
References and checks Information about the legal requirements.
Transferring Agency Help for approved carers changing agency.
Make an enquiry Download our free, Simply Fostering Handbook.
Every day in the UK there are around eight thousand vacancies for new foster carers. This shortfall reduces the chances of finding the most suitable foster carer for foster children. Poorly matched fostering placements suffer more problems and placement breakdowns. Any increase in foster carer numbers would improve children's chances of successful foster care experiences.
All foster carers are paid to care for children placed with them. Unless carers receive over fifty thousand pounds a year, payments are usually not taxed and any Benefits they receive are generally not affected.
If you have a sincere interest in looking after children and/or young people, would like to work from home and are looking for a job that will fit around your family commitments, fostering children can be the ideal solution so contact us today.
'Simply Fostering is a wonderful initiative to help those thinking of fostering...'
Children need foster care for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is not possible for children to remain with their families.
Foster carers offer children a lot more than a welcoming home, they offer security at a time when a child may feel at its most vulnerable. They support children in their education health and social well-being. There are ten thousand vacancies for new foster carers.
Before you contact an agency we strongly suggest you take the Government's advice to 'contact more than one Agency if you are interested in a fostering career'.
This is where we can help.
We are not an Agency, we simply help to recruit carers. Our qualified social workers find you the best agencies for you to choose from, saving you time and increasing your chance of making the right choice. For more information about what we can do for go to; We help you to care