Children and young people need fostering in Wolverhampton and the surrounding area. We offer training, 24/7 support, peer support, a buddy scheme and a generous fostering allowance.
If you’re considering becoming a foster carer, 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 – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.
We are the leading fostering agency in the UK and the Midlands, working with local authorities 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 Wolverhampton and the UK, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.
CCB was founded in 2000 by a foster family, who brought a great deal of insight into the levels of support that our foster parents and children need and deserve. Their office is in Worcestershire and supports fostering in Wolverhampton and across the West Midlands, plus Worcester and offer a wide range of types of fostering placement.
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 Wolverhampton, 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.
There is no other job like fostering. You can physically see the difference you are making in these children, from the day they come to you to the say they leave, you know you have made some sort of difference.
The cherry on top of the cake is when they come back to you years later and say ‘you were right’ or even just a simple ‘thank you’ it reminds you the tough times are worth it.
If you think you’d like to become a foster carer in Stafford or another location in Wolverhampton, 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.
We are looking for foster carers in Wolverhampton and the wider Midlands area. 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.
Becoming a foster carer is the best thing I have ever done in my life. I put it off for years thinking I would be turned down, but looking back I wish I had done it a lot sooner.
Hundreds of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in and around Wolverhampton. National Fostering Group has local offices across the Midlands including West Bromwich, Solihull, Stourbridge, Tamworth, Lichfield and Cannock.
A foster carer doesn’t replace your parents, but acts as one in your life. They make you feel welcome.
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
Around 7,070 children live with a foster family in the West Midlands. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.
Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted