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Fostering in Bodmin

Foster carers in Bodmin receive locally-delivered training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best in their role. There are many children and young people who need fostering. Can you help?

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer, choose to work with a fostering agency that has local teams who will be with you every step.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you. We work in partnership with the local authority to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in your local area. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer. In addition, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes 34 local support groups.

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The foster agency near you: NFA South West

NFA South West extends its care across a vast region, supporting 150+ foster families in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Bristol, Gloucester, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, and Southampton. The agency organizes regular support groups for foster carers throughout the area and hosts diverse days out and enjoyable events for both children and foster carers, fostering a strong and supportive community for everyone involved.

How much is the fostering allowance in Bodmin?

Our average foster carer pay is around £24,500 a year (£2,040 on average per month), which is far higher than the government’s recommended weekly allowance. For most foster carers in Bodmin, this will be tax free! Some types of fostering placement pay more than £35,000 a year. Foster carer pay doesn’t affect state benefits you’re currently receiving.

When she calls me dad, it makes me feel amazing. What more could I ask for, I see her as my daughter, not my foster daughter.

Jason, foster carer

UK fostering

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve. More than 8,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.

Source: The Fostering Network

Fostering Bodmin: getting started

If you think you’d like to become a foster carer in Bodmin, your next step is to have a chat. You can book a call by using our enquiry form. After this, if you decide to go ahead with an application, this usually takes around 16 weeks and we’ll help you every step of the way. We’ll help you decide what types of fostering you want to do and we’ll even get you started with foster carer training.

Can I foster in Bodmin?

We are looking for foster carers in Bodmin. We welcome people from ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, physical abilities and the LGBT+ community. You can be single, married, a homeowner or a tenant. Your ability to care for and nurture a child is what really matters. If you’ve worked in sectors like education, the emergency services, care or healthcare, you’ll be especially suited to this role.

Fostering agencies in Bodmin

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agency covering Cornwall – NFA South West – has been rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers in Bodmin have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Our team office has a family feel and will support you 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a venue local to you

Working for the National Fostering Group, means I am happy to get up every morning and do my job. Both the team I work with and the foster carers I supervise, we are a family and we all work together to make sure the young people have the best possible future.

Kate, supervising social worker

Fostering statistics

Around 4,420 children live with a foster family in the South West. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.

Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted

Fostering in the Bodmin area

Scores of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in the Bodmin area.

National Fostering Group’s South West office is based in Gloucestershire and covers the whole of Cornwall including areas around Camelford, Wadebridge, St Austell and Launceston.

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