We’re here to facilitate exceptional fostering, and foster parent training is an important part of this. Just as every child is different, so is every foster parent. That’s why we don’t take a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to development and foster care training. We’re here to do the right thing for you.
In addition to a comprehensive induction programme to set you on your career pathway, we have plenty of ongoing foster carer training courses, including in specialist subjects, so when you need it, we’ve got it. Our friendly and supportive team is here for you, helping you go in the direction that you want by developing the skills and knowledge that you need. It’s a personal approach and we give it the time it deserves - because that’s exactly what you deserve too.
You’d be surprised at just how much specialist training we’re able to offer across our fostering network – mainly through 1-day courses run throughout the year at local centres or virtually. All of our training sessions are informal and don’t involve tests or exams. They’re designed to be easy, interactive and accessible to everyone. It’s all designed to help you become the best foster parent that you can be.
December 16 2021
"Fostering is so rewarding and so worthwhile"
After wanting to foster all their lives, Debra and Graham finally made it happen 3 years ago. Today, they share their fostering story so far...
November 29 2021
“He said to me that we were like his foster grandparents"
Respite foster carer, Karen, talks about how she and her husband became respite foster parents for Orange Grove.
June 3 2020
Welcoming our first foster child into our home
Michelle and Andy have had their own child fly the nest already, and now at the age of 48 and 51, the couple share their journey of welcoming their new foster children into their home.
March 4 2020
“I have everything I need with Jackie”
Olivia* was just 10 years old when she came to live with her foster parent, Jackie. Today, Olivia reflects on her emotional journey living in foster care.
December 6 2019
“It’s important to think about fostering when you’re younger”
Alarna and Jermayne, 26-year-olds want to encourage other young people to start their fostering journey sooner rather than later.
Generous fostering allowances
While you may want to foster because it makes a difference, it’s also an important career which deserves reward and recognition to reflect the challenges, the commitment and the costs of supporting children.
When you join Orange Grove, you’ll receive a competitive fostering allowance while a child is in your care, plus other benefits, such as allowances for birthdays and religious festivals, as well as two weeks' paid respite.
You'll have access to our rewards platform where you can find hundreds of discounts to some of your favourite shops, restaurants and family experiences.
Ready to start your fostering journey?
One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
Your local office
We have local teams covering most of England. Find your local office today.