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Fostering in Coventry

Find out about the children who need fostering in Coventry. If you live in Coventry or nearby and are thinking of fostering, we would really like to hear from you.

Fostering in Coventry

The children needing fostering in Coventry

In Coventry, we currently need to recruit foster carers for

  • Sibling groups of younger children
  • Children age 9+ who need short term placements
  • Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent 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- occasionally a new father and child)
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking children and young people

How our Coventry foster carers are supported

Our Coventry foster carers are supported by Coventry and Solihull based staff to ensure that they receive high level support at all times.

Our Coventry based foster carers are able to attend foster carer support groups and training in Coventry.

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 Coventry Council

Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for Coventry Council and several neighbouring local authorities. e.g Solihull and Warwickshire. We are also accredited as preferred providers of foster placements for the wider group of West Midlands local authorities. We have been providing foster carers for Coventry children for over 10 years

Our Tier 1 status means that Coventry refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a Coventry child. This means that if you live in or near Coventry and decide to foster with our agency, you are likely to be kept very busy.

    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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    11-Dec-2018

    Coventry - Drop In Information Meeting 11th December 2018

    Drop in for coffee and an informal chat with one of our friendly fostering recruitment advisers on Tuesday 11th December 2018 from 12pm. Get answers to your questions about fostering with fp.c..

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