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Support for foster carers

1. Overview

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Being a foster carer is ever more seen as a professional career choice. Children who need to be fostered often have complex family histories. They require foster carers who are highly skilled to meet their needs. It is therefore essential that foster carers receive regular training opportunities and adequate support and financial allowances. This is to enable them to carry out this challenging and vital role.

The service provides to all foster carers the Fostering Service Statement of Purpose (PDF 252Kb). It details the principles, values, aims and objectives of the Fostering Service.