At FCC, we provide you with full training, 24/7 support and a professional carer fee...
You will receive a fee
Fostering is a highly skilled role, so you will receive a professional carer fee when a child is placed with you. The actual fee amount is dependent on the age of the child/children – along with their assessed needs and requirements.
Take a look at some examples of fees below.
You don’t need any previous experience or training to become a foster carer. We will take care of that, and we believe that looking after you is the key to your success!
We provide full and ongoing training, and as a not-for-profit we plough surplus income into providing more training and support for you. The initial training is called ‘Skills To Foster’, and is provided to you by either video conferencing technology or via sessions at our office. You’ll also get to meet other potential foster carers too!
There are further mandatory courses, but there are also optional courses available to extend your skill set.
As a foster carer, you’re not just left on your own! There is always someone on hand to help and advise you.
You will have your own dedicated social worker assigned to you, who will be there to provide ongoing support, including monthly visits. You are afforded the opportunity to talk openly about any concerns you may have, along with any feedback about how we can support you more effectively.
Our out-of-hours service will ensure that we have your back even at the latest of hours. You will be provided with a telephone number to call, where you will get to speak to one of our duty social workers straight away.
Our support groups provide the opportunity for foster carers to come together and share experiences.
It is extremely important for foster carers to be able to talk to each other and our support groups make that happen.
Our groups operate around the country, so there will always be a group that you can key into and to talk to other carers. It is also an opportunity to provide feedback on any part of the service or support we provide you.
The groups take place either via conference call technology or in external venues local to you.