Why Choose Us

Why Foster With Us?

At Sefton Fostering we have an unofficial motto “you never go it alone” and we are proud to say we live up to that promise. From your first enquiry to each subsequent placement our committed and expect social workers are there to fully support you. As a valued member of the specialist team working with the child you will also benefit from:

  • Consistent placements. We place Sefton Council children with our carers first.
  • Robust matching. We ensure the individual needs of the children and young people are a good fit with your skills, personal situation and experience.
  • specialist support from health services and education including dedicated therapeutic support
  • 24-hour help at the end of a phone
  • Excellent financial incentives, the more experienced and skilled you become the higher the level of payments you receive, with little or no tax to pay on your earnings
  • Foster carers will receive a generous fostering allowance, plus equipment for the child
  • Foster Carer support groups
  • Regular Social events where you can get together with other foster carers enabling you to learn from and support each other
  • As a non for profit organisation children are at the heart of what we do

A comprehensive training plan offering you career development

What Will Be Expected Of You?

Being a foster carer is a varied, demanding and rewarding role. No two days will be the same, and every child or young person will bring something new to your household.

Here are some of the things you will be expected to do as a foster carer

  • Make decisions about the child and young peoples routine care and provide support and guidance in relation to education, health and social well being.
  • As well as the child’s day to day care you will be need to attend some meetings, keep written records, manage information that is confidential and sensitive and help make plans for a child’s future.
  • Some children and young people can display difficult and challenging behaviours. As a foster carer you need to be able to recognise the possible causes of such behaviour and, with support, develop strategies to help the child manage their feelings.
  • Contact with their own families is very important to children and young people in foster care. As a foster carer you will need to help promote this contact wherever possible.
  • The preparation process will help you to understand the experiences that foster children may have been through. Ongoing training courses will help enhance your skills as you develop your career in fostering.

Are you an existing carer who wants to join a friendly and professional agency?

If you’re already a foster carer, you can switch to Sefton Fostering. Don’t worry if you have a current placement, in most cases an agreement can be reached for the child to transfer to with you.

If you wish to contact us to discuss about transferring to Sefton enquire here.

Make An Enquiry

If you’re thinking of fostering, give us a call or use our simple enquiry form.
0800 923 2777

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