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Fostering in Surrey

Fostering in Surrey

Find out about the Surrey children needing fostering. If you live in Surrey and are thinking of fostering, we would really like to hear from you.

The children who need fostering in Surrey

In Surrey, the children who are referred to us as in need of fostering are predominantly: 
  • Sibling groups of younger children
  • Children age 9+ who need short term foster placements
  • Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent foster placements
  • Teenagers who need to remain with foster carers until they reach independence
  • Children who have mild and moderate level learning difficulties
  • Children who have more complex disabilities
  • Parent and Child Placements ( Usually mother and child)

Recruitment of foster carers in Surrey

We regularly review whether there are sufficient foster carers within Surrey to enable children needing foster carer to be placed with foster carers near to their existing schools, family and friends. 
 
We currently need to recruit more foster carers across Surrey to meet local short falls of foster carers.

At this time, we are particularly interested in recruiting more foster carers in  Ashford, Caterham, Chertsey, Dorking, Earlswood, Epsom, Farnham, Guildford, Leatherhead, Redhill,  and Woking

If you live in Surrey and are thinking of fostering, we would very much like to hear from you.

How are Surrey foster carers are supported

Our Surrey based foster carers are supported by locally based social workers who are managed from our local fp.c office base.

 Our Surrey carers are able to meet up regularly with other fp.c foster  carers by  attending  foster carer training  support groups at the Moorcroft Centre in Woking and various other locations across the county.

foster carer training venue in Woking Surrey

As one of our foster carers, you will have access to a full range of support services including:

  • Your own designated social worker, who will visit regularly,  usually fortnightly,  to provide advice, guidance and support
  • Access to telephone advice and support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • High level professional fee in recognition of your skills
  • High level child maintenance allowance
  • Summer holiday, Birthday and Christmas/Festival supplements
  • Careful matching of children with foster carers
  • Good preparation and initial induction
  • Support with completing a formal induction workbook process (CWDC)
  • Access to ongoing foster carer training provided by in house and specialist external trainers
  • Funding for access to relevant external training
  • Access to online training- e-learning
  • Annual appraisal to support you to develop your skills to a higher level
  • Access to respite care
  • Support to develop safe and effective baby sitting and back up care arrangements
  • Support groups for own children to attend- if they wish
  • Workshops for young people in foster care- to support your good efforts
  • Access to a psychologist for advice and support, where needed
  • Free membership of Fostering Network
  • Higher frequency, higher level support at the time of new placements and if/when needed
If you decide to join our team, you will be working with an agency that has consistently been accredited as an "Outstanding" Fostering Service Provider by OFSTED.

Our work with Surrey Local Authority  and the need for local foster placements

Our fostering service has been accredited as a Tier 1 providers of foster placements for Surrey and as " outstanding" in all respects by OFSTED. Our Tier 1 accreditation as a fostering service provider means that Surrey Social Services  refer children to us  first when they need a foster placement for a specific child.  This means our Surrey based foster carers are kept very busy.


We are work closely with  Surrey Social Services to ensure that there are sufficient foster carers in the Surrey  area to meet the need for local foster placements. This is an important goal because local placement allows children to continue at existing schools, retain contact to friends and family and in the longer run it can facilitate arrangements for a child to return to their family where this is the right plan for the child .

if you think you might be able to help us achieve this important goal of ensuring there is a good foster home available locally  in Surrey or nearby for every child that needs one, we will be very pleased to hear from you.


    Start your journey

    Fill in the form below to request a call back with one of our friendly foster carer recruitment advisers or to be sent a fostering information pack. You can also give us a call on (01993) 706925 or if you need more information, see our page on considering fostering.

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