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Fostering in Maidenhead & Windsor

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

Fostering in Maidenhead & Windsor

The children needing fostering in Maidenhead & Windsor

In Maidenhead & Windsor, we are working 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)

How our Maidenhead & Windsor foster carers are supported

Our Maidenhead & Windsor foster carers are supported by locally based staff to ensure that they receive high level support at all times. As one of our Maidenhead & Windsor based foster carers, you will be  able to attend foster carer support groups and training at  Bracknell and Theale

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 Maidenhead & Windsor 

Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for  Maidenhead & Windsor Unitary Authority and all of the other Berkshire unitary authoritiies.  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 Maidenhead & Windsor children for over 16 years. Our Tier 1 status means that Maidenhead & Windsor  refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a Maidenhead  or Windsor child. This means that if you live in or near Maidenhead & Windsor and 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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