Fostering in Wales

Fostering in Wales

Fostering a child in Wales is such a rewarding experience!

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Fostering Outcomes is an independent fostering agency. We recruit, train and support people from a variety of backgrounds to become Foster Carers. We enable them to look after children who cannot live with their own families.

We’re preferred or Tier 1 providers on the South Wales Local Authorities’ Fostering contract (4 Cs) which means we work with all the authorities in South Wales . The last review of this contract (01/05/14) put is in the top three providers. In practice, we’re one of the first agencies to be contacted when a local authority is looking for a foster home for a young person. We have a shortage of foster carers. This is why we urgently need to recruit more in all areas of South Wales.

Our Foster Carers and Social Workers are based across the whole of South Wales – from Swansea to Monmouth and from Cardiff to the Brecon Beacons. Although our office is based in Swansea, we provide local support groups and training venues across South Wales. Where ever you live in South Wales, they’ll be a group or venue close to you.

As a Tier 1 provider, we currently we have very few vacancies amongst our carers in South Wales. For this reason, we’re unable to place many of the young people the local authorities would like to place with us. If you’re thinking of fostering or transferring from your exisiting agency, please get in touch.

Fostering Outcomes enjoys a great reputation amongst local authorities. We’re an independent agency. This means we work with all the authorities across South Wales. As a local authority carer you are tied to the one authority which limits the opportunities for placements.

We keep our social workers’ caseload numbers low so that they can provide high quality, immediate support when needed. Being independent also means we will not compromise on our standards or quality of service.

Please take a moment to look at our fees and allowances page. We believe we offer our carers one of the best packages available. This goes hand in hand with our high levels of support.

In South Wales, we are recruiting carers…

  • With wider age approval categories e.g. 5- 18 yrs or 0 -18 years
  • Who are able to take 1 or more children. This means having at least one spare room!
  • Who might consider caring for children (of all ages) with disabilities
  • Who may be able to provide accommodation for a parent and child together. Sometimes this means parents who are over the age of 18.

People often think of younger children as easier to work with. This isn’t always the case. Young people in care can be very emotionally needy. There can be much higher demands on you to support them with family visits etc. We’d ask you to think very carefully about the sorts of young people you would like to care for.

By applying below you are agreeing to get a call back from our team to discuss fostering and whether it is right for you. There’s no commitment at this stage. Please feel free to ask any questions. Good luck! We wish you the very best with your fostering career.

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