Interested in fostering in Shrewsbury?
Do you live in Shrewsbury or the surrounding areas? Are you interested in fostering? You could make an incredible difference to a child’s life by fostering in Shrewsbury.
Foster parents do amazing work every day with children that are unable to live with their own families. Across the West Midlands over 9,500 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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury?
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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury
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
Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury?
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 Shrewsbury team from the minute you become a foster parent with us.
Fostering People Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury 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.
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.
Damian and Rob's fostering story
September 28 2020
Damian and Rob have recently been approved as foster carers with Fostering People. As a gay couple they have shared their thoughts with us as to why they wanted to foster and their experience of going through the assessment process.
Jan and Dave's fostering story
September 17 2020
Read about how Jan and Dave's experiences as foster parents to 2 girls, who are now on a long term placement with them both.
Sumera's fostering story
September 17 2020
Read about Sumera's fostering story on how with support and guidance by her social worker and the team at Fostering People, helped her settle in quite easily as a foster parent.
of our West Midlands foster parents feel that they are always able to get hold of their supervising social worker.
of our West Midlands foster parents are very satisfied with the support they receive from Fostering People.
of our West Midlands foster parents feel that their achievements are acknowledge.
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Senior Supervising Social Worker
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Take your first step to becoming a foster parent today
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.
Simply fill in the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
Areas we cover
- East Lothian
- Long Eaton
- Market Harborough
- Mid Lothian
- Milton Keynes
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- North Tyneside
- South Tyneside
- St Helens
- West Lothian