You will receive comprehensive support and training from Team Fostering
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Ongoing Support

  • 24/7 support
  • A dedicated Supervising Social Worker
  • A bespoke Education and Support Service
  • A Peer Mentoring Scheme and monthly Carer Support Groups
  • Eligibility to take part in a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Local Placements teams, responsible for matching children and young people with your family
  • The chance to join other carers and children at a range of away days, activity sessions and outings including an annual Team Fostering holiday
  • Membership to a Life Assurance Scheme
  • 14 Nights' Short Break Care
  • A Loyalty Bonus, paid every 5 years
  • Car Mileage
  • A Christmas Gift allowance

The Education and Support Service is a package of support designed to promote the best outcomes for children and young people.

This support is split into four main areas:

- Education

- Participation

- Leaving Care

- Placement Support

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Team Fostering is 100% committed to promoting the professionalism of foster care.

All of our foster carers have access to comprehensive training and learning opportunities, which help in ensuring they are able to develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to provide the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

We have been in negotiation with a clinical psychologist based in the North East with regards to how we could utilise his knowledge, skills and experience to support foster carers and staff with the fostering task. His work is underpinned by attachment and resilience theories which fits with the therapeutic parenting model used by Team Fostering, The Secure Base Model.

We are very excited to have launched a psychological support service in June 2018. The aim of the service is to provide support and information to carers and staff that will enable them to be able to tailor care for individual children to provide an opportunity to recover from their early traumatic experiences. 

Your first Annual Review will be presented to the Fostering Panel as required under Fostering Regulations and you'll be invited to attend.

The reason for inviting you is so that Panel have the opportunity to discuss with you how your first year of fostering has been, and to hear from you about your learning and experiences over the year. 

Your Supervising Social Worker, or their Team manager, will also attend, and will discuss the arrangements with you.

You will receive a review annually, however these will not necessarily go to Panel unless any changes have been recommended.