In the UK there are around 76,000 Foster Carers supporting over 56,000 children in care.
Sadly, this number is on the rise, making the role of a Foster Carer more important than ever. But foster care is more than just looking after a child.
Carers wear many hats, they manage behaviours, provide support, attend meetings, promote positive relationships, and dedicate their time to protecting and transforming the lives of the children and young people in their care.
Our aim at FosterTalk is to ensure that Foster Carers receive the correct support and training to feel safeguarded in their role, from pre-approval stages through to retirement. Our membership packages include legal insurance to protect against allegations, helplines to give daily advice and guidance, counselling at any time of the day or night, savings on family days out and holidays and much, much more.
WE BELIEVE THAT BY SUPPORTING THOSE WHO CARE WILL MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF CARED FOR CHILDREN ACROSS THE U.K.
OUR TEAM UNDERSTANDS THE NEEDS OF BOTH FOSTER CARERS AND CHILDREN IN CARE
We are a team of Social Workers, Foster Carers and sector experts who recognise, first-hand the importance of supporting those who care. We treat our members with respect and seek to promote their views, concerns, real-life stories and celebrate their hard work and achievements. We view our members as experts as they live and breathe fostering every day.
TO OUR MEMBERS
Kelly Furness, FosterTalk Advisor