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.
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.
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