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Fostering in Lincoln

Foster children and young people need foster carers in Lincoln and throughout the East Midlands. Become a foster carer with us and receive first class training, 24/7 support, peer support and a buddy scheme.

Become a foster parent in Lincoln

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Lincoln, choose a fostering agency with 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, including the East Midlands – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

We are the leading fostering agency in your area, working with your 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, as a foster carer with the leading fostering agencies in Lincoln and the UK, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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The foster agency near you: Fostering Solutions Oundle

Our foster carers in Lincoln are supported by the team of fostering professionals at Fostering Solutions in Oundle, which covers Lincolnshire and other areas nearby. This friendly team was rated as Good by Ofsted at their last inspection. They’re particularly proud of the number of social events they organise to get fostering families together, listening and responding to feedback, and their policies on mutual respect and understanding.

How much is the fostering allowance in Lincolnshire?

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 Lincolnshire, 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.

The most enjoyable part of fostering is watching youngsters grow in so many ways. Knowing you are having a positive impact and forging close bonds for life. Sharing our extended family and the excitement and interest new placements bring.

Jim, foster carer, Lincoln

Fostering in Lincolnshire: getting started

If you think you’d like to become a foster carer in Lincoln, 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 Lincoln?

We are looking for foster carers in Lincolnshire. 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 Lincoln

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agencies in the Midlands have been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers in the Midlands have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Regional head office is in Solihull and local teams in the Lincoln area support you 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • Our local support includes an Additional Needs Support Group if you have a child with complex learning, behavioural or disability requirements
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Lincoln and the surrounding area, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering in Lincoln and the East Midlands

Hundreds of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in and around your area. National Fostering Group has local offices across the East Midlands including Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Skegness, Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Doncaster.

National Fostering Group provides all the support we need. Both the social workers we had at Jay (a National Fostering Group agency) have been experienced social workers whose advice we value, from time to time we have needed conformation that we are taking the correct approach with placement issues.

Everyone at the agency has been very approachable and quickly sorted out any issues we have had. We have attended a lot of quality training since we came to Jay.

Jim, foster carer, Lincoln

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 9,000 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 statistics

Around 4,070 children live with a foster family in the East Midlands. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.

Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted

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