Interested in fostering in Peterborough?
Do you live in Peterborough or the surrounding areas? Are you interested in fostering? You could make an incredible difference to a child’s life by fostering in Peterborough.
Foster carers do amazing work every day with children that are unable to live with their own families. Across the East nearly 5,000 children need a safe and stable home with a fostering family who can look after them for as long as they need it.
We need foster parents from a wide range of backgrounds, both couple’s and single foster parents - from any ethnicity, age or sexual orientation to help with the growing need to provide children with a caring and loving foster home.
If you are interested in fostering a child within the Peterborough area, get in touch with our friendly fostering team today.
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Foster care is a great direction to take in your life. Our foster parents see it as a rewarding role that allows them to help young people develop and grow while earning a generous allowance.
Providing excellent support to our foster parents is what Fostering People is all about. Our support has an outstanding reputation and is highly accredited.
How to become a foster parent with Fostering People Peterborough?
Fostering a child is an extremely rewarding experience. As a foster parent, you will care for a young people and provide them with a stable, caring, safe family home for as long as they need it.
Our friendly Peterborough team is here to help you decide if fostering is right for you and we’re on hand to offer any advice and guidance you may need. The journey to becoming a foster parent can take 4 – 6 months.
To become a foster parent, you’ll need to have:
- A spare room for the foster child to make their own
- A good sense of humour
- A clean and safe home
- Access to transport
- A good network of people to encourage and support you
24/7 Fostering Support in Peterborough
We understand to succeed as a foster parent, you need the very best support.
That’s why when you become a foster parent with us, you’ll receive:
A generous fostering allowance
Initial and continuing training and development opportunities.
Regular visits from a dedicated and experience social worker
Rated Outstanding since 2013 by Ofsted
Locally-based support groups
Fun social activities
Peterborough Fostering Allowance & Benefits
Our commitment to working in local communities isn’t just limited to providing excellent support. We also offer our foster parents one of the best financial packages available.
Try our financial calculator to see how much your fostering allowance could be.
Thanks to generous tax relief from HM Revenue & Customs, foster carers pay very little (if any) tax and National Insurance. As a FosterTalk member, you’ll have access to free tax advice and support.
Why join the Fostering People Peterborough team?
When you foster with us, you’ll be part of a local community of support. Our staff live within the communities we support and you’ll have receive our highly rated 24/7 support.
You’ll feel part of our Peterborough team from the minute you become a foster parent with us.
Fostering People Peterborough offer:
- Monthly support groups and forums
- Family events
- Extensive training programme
Fostering People is an independent fostering agency. This means we work closely with local authorities to find suitable foster families for children and young people.
If you’ve got questions about fostering in Peterborough or you are ready to start your fostering journey with us. Fill out the form and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.
Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 077 8159.
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Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we’re here to talk.
Latest Ofsted report
We've are proud to have been rated as 'Outstanding' across all areas of our organisation since 2013!
Statement of purpose
Our Statement of purpose explains everything we do as an organisation and updated annually or after any significant change within Fostering People.
of our East foster parents are very satisfied with the support they receive from Fostering People.
of our East foster parents feel that the training they have received from Fostering People has helped them meet the specific needs of the children in their care.
of our East foster parents feel that Fostering People always take their fostering family's needs into account.
Meet the team
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Senior Supervising Social Worker
“There’s always someone at the end of the phone with a friendly voice to help you out when needed.”
Areas we cover
- East Lothian
- Long Eaton
- Market Harborough
- Mid Lothian
- Milton Keynes
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- North Tyneside
- South Tyneside
- St Helens
- West Lothian