Fostering in Telford
If you live in the Telford area, you could make a difference to children’s lives by becoming a foster carer. You don’t need previous experience as full training will be provided. Our social workers provide 24/7 support, and you will receive a professional carer fee when a child is placed with you.
Working closely with Telford & Wrekin Council, The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) provide valuable support in terms of the need for foster homes in the region.
About the Foster Care Co-operative
As a not-for profit, ethical organisation, any surplus income after expenses is ploughed straight back in to the organisation, in order to provide more foster care support and training. This is how foster care should be. We are currently the only fostering organisation in the UK operating as a co-operative – which makes us totally unique.
The Telford region is overseen by our Operational Manager for the South – who manages a team of social workers in the area. They provide full 24/7 support to foster carers and the children they care for.
We also conduct foster carer recruitment events in the region, at venues such as Telford Shopping Centre, giving people the opportunity to come along and meet us.
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 Telford?
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.