Why choose Orange Grove?
Generous fostering allowance and bonuses
A 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
Helping you grow professionally
We’re committed to your personal development and offer a wide range of training courses, including mandatory topics, such as Safeguarding and Child Protection and Secure Base, as well as more advanced and specialist courses, such as Autism, Theraplay, Child Sexual Exploitation and more.
You don’t necessarily need experience to become a foster parent as our training programme will give you the skills and knowledge you need to make an extraordinary difference. You will, however, need to have the right qualities - resilience, passion and endless warmth and kindness.
Generous allowances and benefits
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.
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.
November 18 2019
“Fostering has had such a positive impact on my life”
Lynette has cared for 34 children in 7 and a half years. Today, she shares her experience as a foster parent.
November 8 2019
“Never give up, you can make a difference”
Lindsey and Scott had always dreamed of becoming foster parents. However, it wasn't until the sad passing of Lindsey's mother that the couple decided to take their first step.