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How to Become A Foster Carer

The fact you’re thinking about becoming a foster carer puts you in a special group of people – the most caring, determined and interesting people we know.

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about fostering. Please fill in the form below and one of our support team will be in touch as soon as possible.

You Can Foster!

As our community of foster carers is extremely diverse, we know there is no such thing as a stereotypical foster carer. Fostering is flexible and everyone has the chance to make a positive contribution to a child’s future.

The journey from childhood to adulthood can be difficult, and having a person to rely on makes all the difference to children and young people in care.

This person could be you. Apply to be a foster carer and open your world to a host of various benefits…

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    Become a Foster Carer and You Will Be Supported and Rewarded

    From the moment you join, our team of professional social workers will ensure that you will be trained, supported and reassured throughout the entirety of your fostering journey.

    By fostering with us, you will earn between £300 – £600 per week, as well as benefit from fantastic tax relief opportunities.

    We’re Looking For Motivated Foster Superheros Willing to Make a Difference in a Child’s Life

    As a foster carer, you will provide an invaluable service to help save many children from harm, neglect, abuse and abandonment.

    • Excellent listeners
    • Resilience
    • Patience
    • A good sense of humour

    What is Fostering?

    Fostering is a way of providing children and young people with a safe, secure and loving home. It involves everything from short-term fostering placements (which last just days or weeks) to longer-term opportunities for children who can’t return to their own families.

    There are many reasons why someone might apply to be a foster carer, but the main motivation has to be the chance to make a difference in a child’s life.

    Day-to-day contributions can be as simple as ensuring they have breakfast in the morning and a hot meal in the evening, but these small things have an enormous impact. Making sure they get to the doctor on time or take a pen to school can significantly improve their life chances.

    A career as a foster carer offers you lots of opportunities because there are so many children in need of your love and support.

    And once you decide to become a foster carer in our network, we support you every step of the way. Change a child’s life whilst earning between £300 – £600 per week.

    Start Your Journey Today

    Just 5 minutes of your time could change the future of a child in need…

    Our Services

    We are different from other foster agencies because we recruit only the best Fostering Superheroes. With a 95% placement success rate, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading independent foster agencies. If you become a foster carer through Perpetual Fostering, you can look forward to the following services and benefits:

    • Social Workers. With several decades of experience in the care sector, our team of social workers are here to support you every step of the way.
    • Community. We understand and value our foster carers, as well as being proud of the community spirit which exists throughout our network.
    • Training & Support. As a Perpetual Foster Superhero, you will receive only the best training and the support: we’re always here to help and make sure you are never alone.
    • Financial Rewards. There are excellent financial incentives – the more experienced and skilled you become, the higher the level of payments you receive. Foster Carer tax relief also means you are likely to pay little or no tax on your fostering payment.
    • Financial Benefits In many cases you can foster at the same time as other paid employment.
    • Widespread. We are looking for Foster Carers across Manchester, Salford, Oldham, Rochdale, Preston, Blackburn, Chorley, Stockport, and Wigan.
    • Complete Reassurance. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
    • Recognised. As well as being regulated by Ofsted, we are proud to be active members of several national organisations, listed below.

    Learn More About Becoming a Foster Carer

    Can I Foster? What do Foster Carers Get Paid? Fostering FAQs
    Our experienced fostering team supports you every step of the way.

    Meet our leadership team

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