Training & Support for Foster Carers
We offer excellent training and support for our foster carers, that really makes a difference to you and child or children in your care.
At FSG, we pride ourselves on the high standards of training and support we provide. We know what a huge difference this will make to your fostering experience, and, in turn, to the children and young people you will look after. We are proud of our low placement breakdown rate and believe that it is down to a combination of the quality of our foster carers and the training, support and advice we offer.
What is important to know if that while you are taking care of children and young people, we will be taking care of you.
From the moment you make contact with us, our support for you begins. Initially, we will help you make the right decisions about fostering, from the types of fostering you may be suitable for, through to whether fostering is actually right for you, your home and those already in your life.
We understand that fostering can be a daunting prospect when you’re first considering the options and starting out. This is why we place great emphasis on helping you through this time, providing you with the information and support you need to make informed choices. Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision and we need to make sure you understand what is expected in your new role.
Once you have been approved and have started fostering, your supervising social worker will visit you at least once a month – more often if needed – to discuss your foster placement and any extra support you may need. They will also call each week to ask how things are going and offer any guidance. And if you should be going through a difficult time (as will happen in fostering), they will be with you every step of the way.
From helping you with the courses and training you take and advising you on how to handle certain situations, through to sharing the many rewarding moments you’ll enjoy as a foster carer, your supervising social worker will look out for you in a multitude of ways.
Contact us today...
Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team for more information or to begin your journey to becoming a foster carer. Simply complete the form or give us a call and we’ll be in touch.