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Foster carer support

We make sure you are fully supported as a foster carer.

Financial support

  • allowances for the care of the child/young person
  • a fee for you

Ongoing support

  • supervising social worker who will meet with you regularly and support you at meetings about the child in your care
  • a ‘buddy’ foster carer who can provide support and advice
  • lots of training opportunities, including Skills to Foster training
  • support groups where you can meet other foster carers and share experiences
  • newsletters packed full of information and resources
  • free membership to
    • The Fostering Network, the UK’s leading fostering charity and membership organisation
    • New Family Social for our LGBTQ+ carers, a national LGBTQ+ adoption and fostering charity
    • The Bedfordshire Foster Care Association (BCFA), a useful resource who run regular events

Something for your family

Get in touch to find out more via our fostering enquiry form.

Alternatively, phone us on 01234 718718 or email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk.

Download the fostering information pack (PDF).

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