We’ve worked with foster parents for over 25 years, so we’ve gained a huge amount of experience that we put to good use. Importantly, our dedicated team includes highly experienced and qualified professionals whose focus is on building relationships with you and the children and young people you look after.
We aim for a very personal approach, getting to know you and encouraging you to develop your skills and capability. In turn, this helps you build strong relationships with children and young people, helping them reach their full potential.
Every child is different, and so is every foster parent, so we’re here to do the right thing for you. In among all the ongoing support that’s available, there’s a choice of training programmes as well as plenty of access to support from other carers, including mentoring from experienced families. Everything is tailored to you, so you can grow at your own pace – but we’re always ready to help you take the next step.
We’re invested in you as a person and in developing your fostering skills. It’s a nurturing philosophy, focussed on building for a successful future.
A partnership of support
Strong relationships mean strong support. That’s why we’re committed to understanding your needs and ensuring you have access to a wide range of people, 24/7. These include your own dedicated supervising social worker, along with family support workers and other care professionals, as well as with other local foster parents.
We’re one team, bonded together with one aim – to help you grow the relationship that really matters: between you and the children and young people you look after.
We nurture your individual growth through training
We’re committed to encouraging growth, which for our foster parents means ongoing training. There’s a core group of modules everyone takes, but after that, there’s a wide choice of courses to meet your individual needs and interests.
Available in local offices and also online, our training is designed for everyone so you can be sure you’ll find it interesting and useful.
We nurture quality
We exist to help children build a better future. To do this, we aim for excellence in everything we do –and have rigorous quality assurance processes to help us get things right. We’re also constantly looking to develop our strengths and become even better.
We recognise and reward your work
We offer a generous financial package to recognise your commitment and help with the costs of fostering a child. This includes a generous weekly payment and other allowances.
Regular placement opportunities
The quality of our work means we enjoy strong relationships with our partners, including local authorities who’ve come to trust us with achieving long-term success for the children we look after – what they call ‘good outcomes’.
This puts us in a strong position and means that when local authorities are looking to place children, we’re often at the top of their list. As a result, we’re able to offer regular placements, something that many foster parents rely on.
Local relationships with national back-up
Each of our offices are responsible for making decisions about support and training so you’ll enjoy strong local relationships with people who know you. This ensures a tailored approach that does the right thing for everyone.
At the same time, we have a national network as well as the support of a larger community of children’s services, so we’re able to blend small and local with a wider network of resources.
Generous fostering allowances
You’ll receive a generous fostering allowance while a child is in your care, designed to recognise your professionalism and commitment. We also offer other benefits, such as allowances for birthdays and religious festivals, as well as two weeks paid respite.
Plus 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.
Great rewards and benefits for foster parents
We truly believe the outcomes of our children would not have been possible without the continued help and support of Orange Grove
Richard - Reading
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.