Fostering questions? We can help

0800 077 8159

Everyone has a past….

188 children need a family home.  Can you help offer these children a brighter future?

At Fostering People we believe that wherever possible young people should live in a supportive family environment within their own community where they can maintain closer links with family and friends.

Unfortunately this is not the reality for many children in care.  Many are misplaced in residential placements due to the lack of available foster carers.

We know that foster care provides improved outcomes for children including education, health, youth offending and pregnancy rates and we want to provide the very best future possible for young people.

Working with Birmingham City Council

Fostering People, as part of the Core Assets group has been awarded the Children in Care contract by Birmingham City Council.

As providers it is our role to safely and appropriately move young people from children’s homes into foster care placements and deliver improved outcomes for these children.

Birmingham currently has 188 young people in residential care (March 2014), 60 of these young people are placed outside Birmingham and a long distance away from their friends and family members. In a contract which lasts a minimum of 4 years, the Core Assets Group is the sole providers. As such our foster carers will have the unique opportunity to have long term placements until 2018/2020 with a guarantee of those referrals.

How these placements work

We guarantee carers enhanced level of support for the first 12 months of placement:

 

Phase Time Scale   Support
Planning Up to 6 weeks£264 per week
  • Matching and planning a placement
  • Introductions with foster carers
  • Retainer fee paid to for foster carers undertaking introductions
Settlement 12 weeks£515 per week
  • Up to 9 hours support from a support worker a week
  • Up to 2 hours therapy support a week
  • Up to 30 hours educational support over the 12 week
  • Fortnightly progress meetings
  • Up to 4 hours additional support from the carers own supervising social worker
  • Enhanced carer allowance
Stabilisation 12 weeks£515 per week
  • Up to 5 hours support from a support worker a week
  • Up to 2 hours therapy support a week
  • Up to 12 hours educational support over the 12 weeks
  • Monthly progress meetings
  • Up to 2 hours additional support from the carers own supervising social worker
  • 6 nights paid respite
  • Enhanced carer allowance
Maintenance 28 weeks£515 per week
  • Up to 2 hours support from a support worker per week
  • Up to 2 hours therapy support each month
  • Up to 2 hours educational support each month
  • Normal high levels of support from the carers own supervising social worker
  • Monthly progress meetings
  • 21 nights paid respite
  • Enhanced carer allowance

 

 

The FAQ’s

  • Can single carer provide a Step down placement?

Yes

  • Can we place alongside other children living with us?

Yes as long as the match is appropriate

  • What happens after 12 months?

The young person can remain in placement for as long as needed. The carer fees and support package are determined by the needs of the young person after this initial 12 month enhanced placement by Birmingham City Council.

Free call back

Need help now? Request a call from one of our team by clicking here.

x