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Fostering in Berkshire

Find out about the children needing fostering in Berkshire. Check out how to become an fp.c foster carer. If you live in Berkshire and are thinking of fostering, we would very much like to hear from you.

Fostering in Berkshire

How our Berkshire foster carers are supported 

Our Berkshire based foster carers are able to attend foster carer support groups and training in Bracknell and  Theale. 

Our Berkshire foster carers are supported by social workers who are based in Bracknell and Reading and at our North Hampshire office.

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 (TSD)
  • 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

Our work with Berkshire Unitary Authorities

Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for all of the Berkshire Unitary Authorities and several neighbouring local authorities.  We are also accredited as preferred providers of foster placements for the wider group of neighbouring  local authorities. We have been providing foster carers for Berkshire children for over 17 years. Our Tier 1 status means that all of the  Berkshire unitary authorities refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a Berkshire child. This means that if you live in or near Berkshire and decide to foster with our agency, you are likely to be kept very busy.

If you live in Berkshire and are thinking of fostering,  we would really like to hear from you. Thank  you for your interest in our Berkshire fostering service 

    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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    Bracknell - Drop In Information Meeting 4th December 2018

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    Fleet, Hampshire - Drop In Information Meeting 12th December 2018

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