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.
October 10 2023
Kathy's Fostering Story
Retired teacher, Kathy, shares her fostering journey so far and how she feels privileged to be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of young people.
October 2 2023
Annette's Fostering Story
Over a 15-year fostering career, Annette has supported more than 20 children and became a 'Special Guardian' for three of them.
May 22 2023
Kem and Eric's Story
Kem and Eric have been fostering for over 13 years. In our latest campaign, we hear from the couple and some of the young people whose lives have been touched by this extraordinary family.
March 28 2023
Debbie's Fostering Story
Meet the foster mum who has provided a home for life for the young people in her care...
September 27 2022
Sarah's Fostering Journey
Sarah shares how empty nest syndrome was the motivation she needed to become a foster parent and the incredible journey she's been on ever since.
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.