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Support for Foster
Children

We ensure that our children receive the utmost care and support, acknowledging the diverse needs and unique challenges they may face.

Support for Children in Foster Care: Providing Compassionate Care

At Family Fostering Partners, our priority is ensuring that children in foster care feel supported not only by their foster parents, but by the professionals that surround them. As a foster care agency, we are committed to ensuring that every child in the care of our foster parents feel safe and cared for, and that as a team, we provide the best possible support for children in foster care. This requires ensuring that the wellbeing of the children in our care is at the centre of every decision that we make, only then can we ensure the best support for foster children. 

Children in Foster Care: Nurturing Healing and Stability

We understand that children entering foster care will likely have experienced extreme difficulties and challenges in their lives. Many will have endured abuse or neglect and will require foster parents with specific skills and training to offer them the stability and security they require to thrive. Consequently, our foster parents play an integral role in providing a stable, nurturing, and supportive home environment for children in foster care. Through specialised training focused on fostering attachment and positive relationships, our foster parents are equipped to help support children in foster care to heal and grow.

At Family Fostering Partners, we provide ongoing training to keep our foster parents informed about the latest legislation and best practices in fostering. By creating supportive settings for our foster parents to learn, they in turn are able to better support foster children in their care to understand and overcome their past experiences, promoting their overall well-being. 

Summer Holidays As A Foster Parent

Support for Children in Foster Care: Holistic Care and Connections

Maintaining children’s connections to their culture, religion, and community is vital for their overall wellness and sense of belonging, this can only be achieved with the full support from their foster parents. We recognise the importance of providing both foster parents and foster children with adequate support to accomplish this aim. 

Each child has unique needs, and we work closely with foster parents and other professionals to create personalised and bespoke care plans for each child in foster care. Where we are not able to provide direct support ourselves, we support foster parents to access essential services such as counsellors, educational psychologists, play therapists etc, ensuring that we advocate for the correct support to be given. This ensures that children who are fostered receive the support they need and deserve.

Testimonials from individuals like Davin, a care experienced individual, highlight the joy and sense of belonging found in foster families. The support given to Davin as a child in foster care has had a transformative impact on his life. Listen to Davin’s testimonial.

What Can You Expect from Family Fostering Partners?

At Family Fostering Partners, we offer a range of support services to ensure that children who are fostered receive the right support from their foster parents, and that foster parents also feel supported in their vital role.

As soon as you’ve submitted your application to become a foster parent, you’ll be assigned an Assessing Social Worker who will guide you through the application process and ensure a smooth assessment experience. They will answer all of your questions about how best to support children in foster care and have honest and open conversations with you about support services that are available through us, and through external services like Foster Talk.

Throughout your time fostering with us we will provide continuous and comprehensive training customised to your needs and the needs of the children in your care. Topics include therapeutic parenting, internet safety and managing challenging behaviours. By tailoring the training to suit the children you care for, children in foster care are better supported and understood. 

Participate in regular support groups where you can connect with other foster parents, exchange ideas, and receive guidance from our experienced team. Children who are fostered also have the opportunity to take part in our annual fun days, and as a fostering community, we organise ‘days out’ with other fostering families within Family Fostering Partners. This support helps children who are fostered to feel part of a group and is a fantastic way to make new friends and feel part of a community. 

Join our private social media groups where our foster parents share successes, exchange advice, and build connections with others in our agency. Peer support is crucial to those fostering children and helps to build a support network of other foster parents in your local area.

We are available around the clock, including evenings and holidays to offer support and advice whenever you need it. Whether that is support for the children in foster care, or for yourself, we are only ever a phone call away! 

 

Every one of our foster families receive a dedicated professional fostering link worker to provide ongoing support, supervision, and guidance. Your link worker will be your “go to” person at Family Fostering Partners; they advocate for the right support to be given to the foster children in your care, and they form a crucial part of your wider fostering support network.

Every foster parent at Family Fostering Partners receives full membership to Foster Talk, a not-for-profit organisation offering support services to foster parents across the UK. Through Foster Talk, you will have access to support but also discounts, savings, and advice. By utilising this advice and support, you can better support the foster children in your care.

How To Become a Foster Parent?

If you’re considering becoming a foster parent or would like to learn more about our support services for foster children, we invite you to get in touch with us by filling out the contact form.

By supporting you in your role as a foster parent, together we can better support children in foster care.  Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children across England. 

    Types of Foster Placements

    Find out more about the types of foster care placements we offer. 

    Internet Safety as a Foster Carer in the UK

    Respite Foster Placement

    Respite Fostering provides care to children on a short-term basis, usually for a weekend or an evening.

     

    Parent and Child Fostering

    Long-term Foster Care aims to offer a secure and permanent home for a child or young person.

     

    Long Term Foster Care

    Long Term Foster Care aims to offer a secure and permanent home for a child or young person. 

     

    Testimonials from some carers

    We appreciate that you need time to think about it and to consider the effect it will have on you and your family.

    Support For Foster Parents

    Meet - Debbie and Mark

    If you decide to proceed with the fostering process, you will need to complete an application.

    Foster Parents and Support

    Meet - chris and Nicola

    Chirs and Nicola have been fostering with FosterCare UK for over 23 years.

    Supporting Foster Parents

    Meet - Paula

    Paula has been fostering for nearly 7 years now and having been in care herself and having had a positive experience with her own foster family.

    Can’t find what you are looking for ?

    We appreciate that you need time to think about it and to consider the effect it will have on you and your family. You can take as much time as you need to make the right decision. We will never rush or pressure you, but when you do make that decision to foster with us, we promise you will be fully supported throughout the process.

    Request an Information Pack?

    Find out more about fostering by requesting an information pack from Family Fostering Partners

    Ask a Question ?

    Got a question about fostering? Send us an email with any question you may have, no matter how big or small and we will get back to you.

    Book a Call?

    Book a call with us today and our team will be in touch at the date and time you select.