Why foster with

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

There are some great reasons to choose to foster with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.  We provide a high level of support through a local Supervising Social Worker and have access to an out of hours helpline so help is always on hand when needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Allowance

Foster carers for the local authority will receive a generous fostering allowance, a foster carer fee and car mileage allowance.

Our Support Network

Our foster carers receive expert advice, guidance and support on education and health needs for the young people they care for. You will also receive excellent ongoing and up-to-date training which is flexible to fit round their lifestyle and tailored to their needs. We also give our carers access to local support groups and social events throughout the year.

We’re Local!

Foster carers have access to a local fostering team at offices based within Redcar & Cleveland.  Training Courses and Support Groups are held within local venues throughout the borough.

I’m interested

Could I Foster?

We welcome applications from anyone interested in fostering regardless of your sexuality or gender, whether you’re single, married or living with a partner.

Male or Female

You can be Male or Female to foster.

 

Age Range

There is no upper age limit to foster but you must be over 21.

Relationship Status

You can be married, living together or single. You would need to of lived together or been in your relationship for 2 years before you can apply to be foster carers.

Sexual Orientation

You can be in a heterosexual or a same sex relationship to foster.

Employment

You can be employed, unemployed or retired.

Living Arrangments

You need to be a home owner or tenant (with a spare bedroom).

Religion & Ethnicity

You can be religious or non-religious and be from any ethnic background.

Disability

You can be living with a disability and foster.

Family

People with children or no children, or grown up children who have left home.

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