Why choose Orange Grove?
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
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
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to support for foster parents. Some people need lots of hands-on support, including weekly supervision and regular 1:1 mentoring, others prefer a slightly more relaxed approach, particularly where they’ve been fostering for many years and have children settled in their care. And many of our families need something in between.
We take time to get to know you and tailor our approach to the needs of both you and the child in your 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.