FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Browse our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you would like further information on any of the topics listed, please contact us on 0121 758 5013.
HOW DO I BECOME A
FOSTERTALK MEMBER?

Joining FosterTalk is simple! If you are a Foster Carer, Connected Carer, Special Guardian, Retired or Pre-Approval Carer then we have a membership package designed specifically for you. Just visit our memberships page and follow the steps to join online. If you need any further information, then please contact our memberships team on 0121 758 5013 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or send us a message here.

If you would like to arrange FosterTalk membership for your organisation staff and carers simply call us or complete our enquiry form and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.

HOW CAN I BOOK TRAINING
FOR MY FOSTERING ORGANISATION?
FosterTalk training provide a range of courses for Fostering Organisations, Social Workers and Carers. Simply browse our available courses here and complete our group booking enquiry form to let us know your requirements and date. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about your training requirements, call us on 0121 758 5013 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY
FOSTERTALK MEMBERSHIP?
FosterTalk memberships provide Carers with access to a range of benefits and services all designed to give you support, peace of mind and guidance in your role as a Carer. From Max Card discounts through to legal protection against allegations. You can view full details of all of our membership services and benefits here.
HOW MUCH DOES FOSTERTALK
MEMBERSHIP COST?

Our memberships start from as little as £1.99 a month* for pre-approval and only £3.99 a month* for Household membership for Foster and Connected Carers. Visit our memberships page to view all of our membership benefits, prices and how to join online.

*memberships are billed annually

HOW CAN I GET A
MAX CARD?
FosterTalk Household and SGO memberships include access to Max Card, the UK’s leading discount provider for family days out and holidays. If you have joined FosterTalk directly we will post your Max Card out to your home address. If you are part of a Fostering Organisation membership (via your Independent Fostering Agency or Local Authority) your Max Card will be sent directly to your organisation to distribute. To find out more about Max Card and their available discounts please visit www.mymaxcard.co.uk
CAN FOSTERTALK HELP ME IF AN
ALLEGATION IS MADE AGAINST ME?
FosterTalk’s Allegations Support Team (AST) provide support, guidance and advise for Foster Carers that become subject to an allegation, concern, or complaint. You can find out more about our allegations support for Foster Carers and how to make a referral here. FosterTalk membership (household, SGO and retired) also provides you with comprehensive legal cover. Our 24/7 members legal helpline will provide you with an experienced solicitor with in-depth knowledge of fostering. They’ll represent you if you are arrested or interviewed under police caution in connection with an allegation against you or a family member. You can view the levels of insurance provided in our memberships here.
CAN FOSTERTALK HELP ME
WITH MY TAX RETURN?
If you are a FosterTalk member then our team at Intellect Tax can manage your tax return at a discounted rate. Simply call us on 0121 758 5013 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email your details to enquiries@fostertalk.org You can find out more about Tax and NI for Foster Carers here.