why foster with us?
support and rewards
finance and allowances
When you become a foster carer with Foster Wales Denbighshire, you will receive significant financial support. These generous allowances are based on various factors such as the type of fostering you undertake, how many children you foster, and for how long.
For example, right now in Denbighshire there are Foster Carers who receive between £9204 and £21,115.64 per year.
You will also be able to enjoy a range of further rewards. As well as the support and financial allowances already mentioned, as a foster career in Denbighshire, you will also get:
- Max card
- Cadw membership
- The Fostering Network membership
- Foster Talk membership
the foster wales national commitment
These are just a few of the benefits but there are many more! Each of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales, including Denbighshire, has signed up to the National Commitment. This is a package that includes training, support and rewards. It lays out a consistent framework to ensure you and every other Foster Wales foster carer receives the same brilliant mix of rewards and advantages.
So, as a foster carer with us you will benefit from the following:
Our Foster Wales Denbighshire team work alongside every professional involved in a foster child’s life, as one team. This is possible because we are all part of the same Local Authority service.
As a foster carer with us, you’re a part of this team too. We will be beside you to help with the children in your care whenever you need us. We dedicate our excellent services to each and every foster carer.
You are a key part of our Foster Wales Denbighshire team. This means you will always be included, valued and respected. Our focus is on connection – this helps us ensure the best futures for all of the children in our care as well as their foster families.
As soon as you become a member of the Foster Wales team, you will be joining people who hold responsibility for every child fostered in Wales. All working together to help children stay in their local area. This is what makes our team so unique and special.
learning and development
We are all about helping you grow. The services we provide to help with your development are the same across the length and breadth of Wales. This means you can benefit from a shared and considered support package. We want you to grow to your fullest potential, and our role is to get you there.
As a foster carer with us, you will have an individual learning record and development plan. This keeps a track of your progress during your fostering journey. It’s filled with all of the transferable skills and experiences you have gained along the way, and sets a path for your future too.
Foster Wales Denbighshire are beside you, every step of the way. You will always have a team to encourage you, guide you and support you. You will always have your Foster Wales team.
At all times, you will also have the help of an experienced professional social worker for you, your family and your whole network. You will have professional support 24/7. Whenever and wherever you need advice, guidance or support.
On top of this, you’ll have access to a number of local foster care support groups where you’ll have access to peer support. You’ll be able to meet other foster carers in similar situations, share experiences and stories, and build relationships. You will find new communities and people who understand.
The fostering community stays connected.
You will be invited to regular events and activities where you can get closer to other foster families. You will gain experiences, new friendships and lasting memories.
Extensive online information is always available for you to access so you will never feel alone.
You will become a member of The Fostering Network (TFN) and the Association for Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru when you join us. These memberships are fully paid for by us. These specialist fostering organisations offer independent support, advice, guidance and much more. We understand how important this is, and that is why it all comes as standard.
shaping the future
The most important step on your fostering journey is your first. Once that is made, we focus on the present and the future.
You will be heard, whether it’s locally, regionally, or nationally. Your views and insights are important to us, and will have an impact on how we move forward. You will have many opportunities to shape our future and influence fostering in Wales, as well as being kept up to date with regular information and news.