Why choose Orange Grove?
Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ for 2 consecutive inspections
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
Renowned for quality
Recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for two consecutive inspections, we are committed to recruiting, training and supporting high-quality foster parents, so children can receive the very best opportunities.
And we’re not stopping there – we’re always looking at new ways to improve our services for foster parents and children, so we can achieve even greater outcomes for the children in our care.
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.
Meet the manager
Craig Clark, Registered Manager, joined Orange Grove in 2018 and is responsible for our Yorkshire registration, which includes our Leeds and Doncaster offices too. Craig has over 25 years’ experience in fostering, child protection, and children’s rights and advocacy – both within independent foster care agencies and local authority.
He has a warm and friendly personality, with a great ‘can-do’ approach to his work that inspires and encourages the whole team to work together to achieve the very best outcomes for children in care.
Craig hosts a monthly Meet and Greet evening at our Leeds office, where he invites along people who are interested in fostering or those currently in the application process, to come along and have a chat.