Whether you’ve been fostering for a few weeks or a few years, all of our foster carers need a bit of advice and guidance from time to time.
When you foster with us, you will have a supervising social worker who is your main point of contact and will supporting you throughout your time fostering with us. Whenever you need them, they are only ever a phone call away.
How our social workers support you
The support your supervising social worker can give you includes:
- Keeping in regular contact with you, your family and the children you care for, in person and over the phone
- Arranging additional support for you such as respite care or access to our Children and Young People’s Support Service, Education Support or Therapy Services
- Identifying your foster care training needs and help in achieving your development goals
- Keeping records of how the looked after children in your care are progressing, using the Key Developmental Assets (KDA) tool
- Liaising with birth parents and local authorities
- Accompanying you to meetings about the child in your care
Social work support for your foster child
All children and young people placed with our foster carers also have their own social worker, usually from the local authority or health trust that placed them. This dedicated social worker keeps in regular contact with the child throughout their placement, carrying out visits and making planning decisions.
Find out more about social work support
To find out more about our social work support, get in touch with us on 0800 434 6000 or enquire online today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.