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Short Break Fostering

29 July 2020

What is short break fostering? Short break fostering is a type of part-time care, similar to respite foster care. Short break carers will look after a child temporarily for a limited amount of time, this may be for a week or two in school holidays, or perhaps on weekends. The care situation will be specific to each individual…

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Fostering as a Career

27 July 2020

Can foster care be a career?  Yes, absolutely! Family Fostering Partners recognise fostering as a professional career and it is widely considered a viable career option. Whilst many people recognise the charitable nature of fostering, we understand that this takes time and hard work, just like any other job! Not only is fostering a fantastic career choice, but…

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Fostering Advice – The Do’s and Don’ts

29 June 2020

Deciding to foster and begin an exciting new journey as a carer is an exciting time, but we understand that it can also be a little stressful. For those who are considering becoming a foster parent, currently going through the application process, or embarking on their first year as an approved carer with Family Fostering Partners, we want…

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Therapeutic Foster Care

29 June 2020

Fostering a child is a wonderful thing to do. It brings joy to your life as you learn from and enjoy time spent with a foster child, but it also makes a valuable and important difference to the child’s life. Foster care is a way to improve young peoples life chances, help them build a better future, and…

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Why Foster?

27 May 2020

If you’re here, you may already be thinking about fostering. If you’re looking for some reasons why you should consider applying to become a carer, then you’ve come to the right place. Our carers tell us they love being a foster parent with Family Fostering Partners, here are the top 10 reasons they give for why you should…

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What is Foster Care Like?

27 May 2020

If you’re thinking of becoming a foster parent, you may be wondering what foster care is really like? Our foster families love the opportunity foster care provides for them and the wonderful children and young people they get to share their lives with. It’s an amazing thing to do and our carers find the role extremely rewarding and…

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Foster Carer?

28 April 2020

It roughly takes between 3 and 5 months to become an approved foster parent with Family Fostering Partners. Our core focus will always be the children and young people under our care, that’s why our assessment process is thorough and takes some time! Our dedicated link workers will be on hand to guide you through every step of…

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Foster Care Allowance Wales

28 April 2020

Family Fostering Partners recognise fostering as a professional career and all of our carers are paid a competitive fostering allowance. Payments are calculated per child per week and are based on the complexity of the child’s needs. In addition to the allowance, foster parents benefit from certain tax relief schemes. Choosing to foster is a wonderful thing to…

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Leap into Fostering…..

26 February 2020

Leap into Fostering….. Once every 4 years we are given an additional day in the year. Why not make it really count this year and using it to  start an exciting journey to becoming a foster parent?   We know from experience that reaching the decision to apply to become a foster parent takes time and sometimes you…

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Can I Foster if?

28 January 2020

Many people ask us some variation of the question "Can I foster if....". Therefore, we've collated and answered some of the most commonly asked questions to help alleviate any concerns that you may have regarding whether you can foster. Can I Foster if.... I’m gay? A person’s sexual orientation has no bearing on their ability to foster. If…

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Vacancy: Link Worker

Our Parent and Child Fostering service is growing, and in addition to always looking for new families to work in this specialised field, we are also looking to recruit a confident individual, who has experience of working with children and families, to join us as a Link Worker.   You…

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Short Break Fostering

What is short break fostering? Short break fostering is a type of part-time care, similar to respite foster care. Short break carers will look after a child temporarily for a limited amount of time, this may be for a week or two in school holidays, or perhaps on weekends. The…

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