Why foster in Barnsley with Orange Grove?
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
Generous fostering allowance and bonuses
Mentoring scheme for new foster parents
Regular supervision with your very own dedicated social worker
Additional support from a family support worker
24/7 support line with a qualified social worker
Regular foster parent forums
Calendar of family events
Barnsley 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 of 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.
When I first came to stay with Jolene, she literally saved me. She helped me through it to where I am now."
Shauna, Care Leaver
How do I become a foster parent in Barnsley?
There are six key steps to become a foster parent in Barnsley and the process takes around 4-6 months;
- Initial enquiry
- Home visit
- Application to foster
- Fostering assessment - includes a number of social work visits, background checks and references and preparatory training
- Panel and approval
- Welcoming your first child