Little girl and her foster carer drawing on a book at table

Ongoing Support

You will receive comprehensive support and training from Team Fostering. You will be allocated a Supervising Social Worker, who completes fortnightly supervision visits (unless another pattern is agreed), keeps in regular contact, liaised with the local authority and provides advice and guidance to you.

We have a 24/7 support service and an out-of-hours duty rota shared between all of our social workers, which means you can always reach somebody on the phone and if you aren’t able to reach your SSW. A separate duty system is also operated by the Senior Management Team, which means that there is always a manager available in the event of an emergency.

Our Education and Support team will assist with any school or education issues and put together activities, holidays and day trips. We also have a designated individual who works on leaving care and helps with older children as they approach independence.

There are monthly support meetings held at our offices and in each region we have Foster Carer Representatives, who meet with Agency Managers to discuss developments and issues.

Find out more about the support we offer carers here. (click here to learn more)