Fostering in Wales

Fostering in Wales

Fostering a child in Wales is such a rewarding experience!

Click to enquire“Being a foster carer can be a life changing and immensely rewarding experience.  Children and young people require care away from their homes for many different reasons and therefore our foster carers have a wide variety of skills and experience.  Whatever your background and whether you have previous child care experience or not, we would be delighted to hear from you.”
Darren Mutter, Area Fostering Manager (Wales)

Our Foster Carers are based across the whole of South Wales and we provide placements to all local authorities in Mid and South Wales as well as to some English Authorities, particularly those bordering Wales.  We are particularly interested in recruiting foster carers in Cardiff (due to the high demand from this authority) , but we are also recruiting in all other local authority areas in South and South East Wales.

Following its last review Fostering Outcomes has been assessed as top Fostering Agency on Tier 1 of the South Wales Local Authorities’ Fostering contract (4 Cs).  This means we work with all the authorities in South Wales. As such, we’re one of the first agencies to be contacted when a local authority is looking for a foster home for a young person.  Tiering is important as Tier 1 agencies are always offered referrals ahead of Tier 2 and 3 agencies.  Due to the demands of this contract we have a shortage of available carers and are looking to recruit more Foster Carers, with or without experience, to join the team at Fostering Outcomes.

We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of care. We give high quality support, supervision and training to our foster carers and we believe this is reflected in our most recent inspection by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.  You can read the CSSIW Inspection Report for details (click to view).

We have offices in both Swansea and Cardiff and our social workers are home-based and are located across the South Wales region.  This allows us to provide local support in a timely and prompt manner.  We also provide regular support groups and training at a variety of venues across South Wales.

Fostering Outcomes enjoys an excellent reputation as an agency of high standards, achieving good outcomes for young people.  We keep our social workers’ caseload numbers low so that they can provide high quality and immediate support when needed.  (See our most recent inspection report from Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales below)

Please take a moment to look at our fees and allowances page.  We believe we offer our carers one of the best packages of support and remuneration available.  This goes hand in hand with our high levels of support.  But do not just take our word for it, see what our foster carers think.

In South and South East Wales, we are recruiting carers…

  • Who can care for all ages of children 0-18 (we are currently receiving high volumes of referrals for children aged over 10);
  • Who are interested in having more than one child or a sibling group;
  • Who will consider caring for young people from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a wide variety of needs and experiences;
  • Who would be interested in providing placements for parents and children;
  • Who are existing foster carers and considering transferring from their current agency/local authority.

If you feel that you might be able to offer a child a safe and secure home, have at least 1 spare bedroom and you would like to know more about fostering, ‘Click to Enquire’ and complete the short on-line form.  You will then be called back by a member of our team within 72-hours during office opening hours.  They will ask you some initial questions and answer any that you may have.  There is no commitment at this stage so feel free to ask anything.  We look forward to hearing from you.

We have an ‘OPEN DAY’ organised for the Thursday, 19th May at our Cardiff office (Unit 5 Norbury House, Norbury Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3AS) from 9:30am to 4:00pm (click here).  This is an open drop-in event for anyone who is considering or interested in becoming a foster carer, as well as any existing foster carers who are considering transferring from their current agency or local authority.  If you would like to find out more information about fostering, have any specific questions for our social workers/foster carers or just want an informal chat, feel free to pop in for a tea/coffee.

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Welsh Statement Of Purpose November 2015
This document outlines the agency’s role and functions as detailed in the Fostering Service Regulations (Wales) (view)