Support, training & fees

Support, training & fees

Support, training & fees

Poole offers a raft of support and training for our foster carers…not just during your assessment, but throughout your entire fostering career.

When you initially start your assessment, we begin your training to give you the necessary skills to start fostering: this comprises courses spread over two consecutive Saturdays and one evening. Once you have gone to panel a team is there to help you prepare for the next stage – including social workers, other foster carers and other professionals such as clinical psychologists. They will help to make you feel supported and able to deal with the challenges of fostering.

Once you are fostering, ongoing training is always available to enhance your skills, and help you to be the very best foster carer you can be.

Fees and allowances are also available depending on the age of the children being fostered and the skills you bring to fostering. These will be explained to you when you make an enquiry.