What we offer

The fostering service offers a comprehensive package of support and training to all its foster carers. We work as a team with you around the child and make sure you are supported throughout your journey, from application to during placements.

A Supportive fostering team

Fostering presents you an opportunity to make new friends. You’ll find yourself within the supportive network of an extended carer family too – with access to our buddy system, carer mentors, peer support groups, online groups and so much more.

We know how important it is to have support and guidance from fostering experts. Once you’ve been approved as an official Family Works foster carer, you’ll have:


  • Access to innovative training techniques, including Video Interactive Guidance
  • Training courses to learn new skills
  • A dedicated peer mentor from one of our experienced foster carers

Associations and memberships

Additionally, you’ll become a member of The Fostering Network, an independent organisation that provides professional support, legal advice and more to foster carers.


Competitive allowances – we appreciate and recognise that fostering is a significant commitment which is why a fostering allowance is provided in order to support you.

Respite (up to 14 days) – allows you to take a break without worrying about the financial implications.

By choosing to become a foster carer you can make a huge difference in a child or young persons life. You can get started today!