Training and support for foster carers

Foster carers are reviewed every year by the local council or fostering agency. They can provide training if needed.

A supervising social worker will visit you regularly to offer advice and support.

You do not have a statutory right to time off work to care for foster children.

Help and support with fostering

Call Fosterline (a helpline run by FosterTalk) for advice on anything to do with fostering.

0800 040 7675
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What foster carers should know

The training, support and development standards set out what you should know and be able to do within the first 12 to 18 months of your time as a foster carer.