You deserve to be rewarded for your hard work
In joining Fostering People you'll be joining an agency with a local 'family feel' where you'll be an integral part of our community.
We offer a range of benefits including:
Generous fostering allowance
Our fostering allowance is one of the best available. Why not use our finance calculator to quickly see how much you could earn with us on an annual basis? There are no tricky questions and it takes just a few seconds to complete. If our standard allowance does not match what you are currently receiving, just get in touch with us to discuss in more detail.
At Fostering People we are renowned for our levels of support. With Fostering People, as a minimum you'll have your own Supervising Social Worker who will visit you at leave once a month, and more if required with telephone contact in between.
You will also have access to your supervising social worker so you can call then when you need to. Additionally, you'll also be able to talk to your team manager and our Out of Hours service is always there when our office is closed so you are never on your own.
Even though you've been fostering for a while, there is always more to learn alongside mandatory training to keep up to date, we have an extensive training programme to suit everyone and the needs of the children. We are a therapeutic fostering agency, using the PACE model, so if you haven't worked with this before we'll provide you with full training.
Thousands of discounts through The Exchange
We provide all of our foster parents with discounts to hundreds of high street brands, online stores and supermarkets; helping you save hundreds of pounds a year on everyday items. You can also save money on days out for all the family too. From London theatre tickets, theme park adventures, Ticketmaster or your local cinema, our discount scheme will help bring down the cost of family fun so you can make amazing memories for less.
Free membership to Foster Talk
All our carers receive free membership to Foster Talk. Foster Talk offer a range of services for foster carers including legal insurance to protect against allegations, helplines to give daily advice and guidance, counselling at any time of the day or night, as well as support and training to help you feel safeguarded in your role.
Refer a friend bonus
We know that our foster parents are amazing advocates for fostering. That's why we offer a thank-you payment when someone you refer successfully becomes an approved foster parent. You'll also receive another payment after they've completed their first year of fostering with us. It's a way to show how much we appreciate the support that our approved foster parents offer to those who are new to fostering.
Birthday and Christmas presents
To help celebrate those special occasions, you will receive a financial contribution from Fostering People towards the cost of birthday and Christmas presents for all foster children in your care.
Everybody needs a break, so we pay our foster parents 14 nights of respite, pro rota, to ensure you have the opportunity to relax and unwind. Sometimes, you may not feel the need to take a break, however you'll still receive your respite payment regardless, with many foster parents choosing to use it towards the cost of a family holiday instead.
Paid for events and activities
Each region holds it's own events and activities, which are paid for by Fostering People. Activities include informal picnics, craft sessions to trips to a theme park or local zoo.
Our training and support sessions include refreshments and a lunch time meal, which is our opportunity to socialise too and you'll be treated to a Christmas meal each year.
Complete this form and we'll call you back to answer any questions you might have about transferring or about what we can offer you as an experienced foster carer.
We are here to help
Use this form to book a time for a call back today with one of our experienced team members. Alternatively you can call us right away on our dedicated number for experienced foster parents.
They can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether Fostering People is the right agency for you. You are guaranteed that you won't be pressured into making a decision today, we are just on hand to chat to you open and honestly about your options.
If the time is right for you to transfer to Fostering People you'll receive:
- Excellent allowances, discount scheme and holiday payments
- Therapeutic support from your own dedicated and experienced social worker
- Events and activities
- Being part of a small community team which is led by an extremely stable staff team.