You’ll be part of an expert team of professionals who work together to improve the quality of life of foster children. So, with peer groups and social workers on call, you’ll always have someone supporting you.
As a National Fostering Group carer, you’re supported round-the-clock by local, professionally qualified teams who are with you every step of the way. In addition, you’ll become a member of an extended family of foster carers in your area. You’ll have the opportunity to be mentored, to mingle and make new friends at local events, and forge supportive relationships with others who understand what it’s like to be a foster carer.
They build relationships with prospective foster carers and support our current foster carers by running support groups and planning fun events for the entire fostering household.
From the very start of your adventure, you’ll be allocated your own Assessing Social Worker, who will be with you throughout your assessment. When you’re accepted, you’ll be allocated a Supervising Social Worker. Each will provide you guidance, access to training and support and simply be there for a chat.
Bringing together the community of carers, whilst being advocates for the children and young people in our care and ensuring that safeguarding is a top priority. Regional Managers also support the Supervising Social Workers.
You will be supported by all of our carers, through our fostering buddy system, support groups, online groups and so much more. We encourage our foster carers to build strong relationships with each other as we value that our foster carers are the ones that truly know what it is like to foster and with their knowledge and support fostering is made easier!
I have received a lot of support from Fostering Solutions (a National Fostering Group agency) since my approval as a foster carer. I have a monthly supervision session with my supervising social worker as standard, but I also know that I can contact him, or the agency, whenever I need help, advice or support. There are support groups and events that I can attend with fellow foster carers and many training sessions.
National Fostering Group is a fantastic agency to be part of. The staff are all very friendly and we have a brilliant social worker… she will always listen and gives sound advice on how we can move forward.
One-to-one support for our foster carers starts from the moment you get in touch with your local National Fostering Group agency. A foster care professional is on hand to give you all the information you need to make a decision. If you decide you want to apply to become a foster carer, you’ll be allocated a social worker to guide you. Want to know more? Get in touch today.