All foster carers are provided with regular training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to provide for the children in their care. We also provide financial support for foster carers who wish to study for an NVQ Level 3 in childcare. You'll be invited to undertake a thorough training programme before you start to foster.
Foster carers are supported by a specialist fostering social worker. Every child in care also has their own social worker. Foster carers are able to contact someone on a 24-hour basis for support and advice.
Should the child or young person have additional health, educational or social needs, the foster carer can get support from other council staff specialising in areas like education and health.