Support for you and your family

Being a foster carer is extremely rewarding, however that doesn’t mean it’s not a challenge. We believe that in order for you to provide the best possible care and support for your foster child, we need to provide you with the fostering support you need.

Why choose Foster for Staffordshire?

Fostering with Staffordshire County Council is different because we are a trusted, not for profit organisation with a wealth of experience and expertise in supporting families and communities.

We've been rated as 'good' by Ofsted because of the support we give to carers and families.

We make sure that you’re fully prepared and supported to become a foster carer and ready to meet the needs of different children.

What training and support do Foster for Staffordshire offer?

You’ll undertake tailored training before you’re approved and we’ll continue to support you to develop your professional skills with training throughout your fostering career. 

As a Staffordshire County Council foster carer you’re part of a much bigger team. You’ll have your own fostering Social Worker who will be there to support and advise you as well as an experienced foster carer as a mentor, who you can contact 24/7 and who will introduce you to your local support group.

And you’ll be amazed at just how many Staffordshire foster carers live near you, with support groups for you and your family, you’ll be able to get to know them, socialise and support each other and become part of a bigger community.

What financial support is available to foster carers?

Foster for Staffordshire offers financial support to our foster carers, and the weekly amount depends on the age of the foster child, the amount of time the foster child spends with the foster carer, and the skill/ability of the foster carer.

Our current payments range between £134.96 & £543.55 per week, and they are for helping the foster carers support foster children, as well as rewarding foster carers with excellent skills and abilities.

For more information about our payments, please visit our foster care payments page.

Become a Foster for Staffordshire foster carer

Enquire online now or call 0800 169 2061 today and we’ll help answer your questions about becoming a foster carer and the support you’ll receive.

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