‘Team’ isn’t just part of our name; it’s how we do things. From our earliest days around a kitchen table with a tiny group of staff and a few foster carers who took a leap of faith with us, to 20 years down the line with a footprint of four offices across the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands, we’ve always been committed to working together to offer high-quality not-for-profit foster care to children in need of our help.
Here at Team Fostering, we want you to feel familiar with us. We encourage our foster carers to reach out as much as they need to for advice and support, or even just a friendly voice on the end of the phone. You’ll speak to your Supervising Social Worker regularly and recognise friendly faces providing training, or leading support groups.
“It’s a great place to work. We really do have joined up teamwork going on, with dedicated and experienced carers who enjoy their roles, staff who share similar values and are happy to help and support each other, and managers who care and are all really approachable and helpful”.
Helen, Supervising Social Worker.
Our foster carers value the support they get from one another as greatly as they value the support they receive from the agency; we encourage our carers and their foster families to connect on activity days, at Christmas parties and celebration events and more. Even when you’re early on in your fostering journey, we’ll pair you with existing carers who’ll be able to tell you what it’s really like as a foster carer. This connection that our carers have with each other and with staff at Team Fostering is why people love working with Team Fostering.
“Being a Team Fostering foster carer isn’t simply a job - it’s a lifestyle, a family. We celebrate the successes of all the children not just the ones who live with us. Team Fostering is completely child-focused - from managers, office staff, social workers and carers. We all work together because we share a common goal, to make a difference.”
Helen, Foster Carer.