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FosterTalk

We understand that sometimes you’ll want independent advice on fostering issues either when you are applying or even when you are already a foster carer. That’s why we provide all our foster carers as well as our aspiring foster carers with free membership to FosterTalk; an independent organisation offering extensive support to foster carers all over the UK.

FosterTalk - independent support for foster carers

What’s included?

Your FosterTalk membership provides you with a wealth of benefits including:

  • 24 hour legal advice
  • 24 hour counselling support
  • 24 hour medical/first aid helpline
  • Tax, accountancy, National Insurance and benefits advice and support line
  • Legal expenses insurance
  • Personal financial advice on matters including mortgages, pensions and savings
  • Education support helpline
  • Unlimited access to online learning support
  • Online carer forums
  • Quarterly FosterTalk magazine
  • Access to over 4500 fantastic discounts and offers on lifestyle products and services

Prospective Foster Carers Membership

If you are currently applying to become a prospective foster carer, we now offer membership for FosterTalk during the application process.

You will be able to speak to FosterTalk in complete confidence and can use the services as often as you like.  The benefits of FosterTalk pre-approval membership include:

  • 24 Hour Legal Advice Line
  • Tax/Accountancy/Benefits  Support Line
  • General Fostering Advice Helpline
  • 24 Hour Counselling Support Line
  • 24 Hour Medical/First Aid Advice
  • Education Support Helpline
  • Personal Finance Advice including Mortgages, Pensions, Savings etc.
  • Quarterly FosterTalk Magazine
  • Monthly “SmallTalk” e-newsletter
  • Online Learning support from Teachernet (fostertalk.org)
  • Over 4500 fantastic discounts on lifestyle products and services
  • Online Carer Forums
  • Have YOUR Say
  • Downloadable fostering information (fostertalk.org)

Once approved, your membership will be extended to included full legal expenses insurance cover for you, your partner, children and parents and any dependent members of your household. For more details, please refer to our membership booklet.

You can find out more about your FosterTalk membership by visiting FosterTalk’s website or contacting one of our advisors today.

Fosterline

From 25th June 2013, FosterTalk have been awarded the contract to deliver Fosterline. Fosterline provides confidential, impartial advice on a broad range of issues of concern to foster carers and those interested in fostering. To find out more please visit the Fosterline website.

fosterline

How can we help?

Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

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  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
  • Please enter your postcode to see news and events in you area
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

Call me back

Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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