Fostering in Shropshire
Could you be a foster carer in Shropshire? Previous experience is not necessary as you will receive full training. Our social workers provide ongoing 24/7 support so you will never be left on your own. You will also receive a professional carer fee when a child or young person is matched and placed with you.
The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) work closely with Shropshire Council in order to support the need for foster homes in the region.
About the Foster Care Co-operative
We’re different, because we are the only not-for-profit fostering organisation operating as a co-operative in the UK. Surplus income after expenses is reinvested into providing more foster care support and training. This is how foster care should be.
The head office is situated in Worcestershire. The region is overseen our Operational Manager for the South. Full 24/7 support is provided by a team of social workers.
We also run a number of foster carer recruitment events throughout the year within key venues in the region such as Telford Shopping Centre.
Becoming a foster parent / carer
The initial process for becoming a foster carer includes an informal chat over the phone, followed by an application pack and a home visit.
Once you have completed an application form, your allocated social worker will commence a process called a Form F, which is a detailed written assessment split into two parts. The first part (Stage 1) will be the completion of various checks including a DBS, a medical and the collation of references. Stage 2 is a more detailed assessment which will involve you talking about your adult life and childhood, your relationships, your work and family life.
Once the Form F is completed you will attend Fostering Panel, who have to approve all new foster carers. After this, you’re ready to make a change to a child’s life!
Could you foster in Shropshire?
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, and are aged 21 or over with a spare bedroom in your home, you can register your interest now by completing our short form below, or call us on 0800 0856 538.