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It's Foster Care Fortnight

 

Foster Care Fortnight (14 - 27 May) is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers. To find out more about the signficant need for more carers in Waltham Forest, come along to one of our many events during the fortnight, including an Information Evening with guest speaker David Akinsanya. David is a foster carer, broadcaster, journalist and motivational speaker who grew up in care and is passionate about positive outcomes for children in care. Visit our blogs and news page for updates from our foster carers about why they are #proudtofoster.
 
If you have room in your home and a space in your heart you could make a life changing difference to a child by fostering. If you have the space for more than one child you could foster brothers and sisters and help keep  a family together. Please watch the short Fostering 'Giants' film to find out more. By fostering brothers and sisters together you will be changing their their lives in a positive way. You will also be changing yours in the process by helping someone and receiving up to £458 per week per child.
 
This website tells you what fostering is all about and how important it is to the life of a child. Please contact us, we have a simple process you can follow to become a Waltham Forest foster carer, you can make an enquiry online, or complete a registration form or call us on 020 8496 3000.  We are also recruiting for the specialist foster carer post Mockingbird Hub Home Carer, please contact us urgently if you wish to apply. 
 

Fostering means you provide an alternative family home for children who cannot, for a variety of reasons, live with their own families. This care can be short or long term, and makes a real difference to a child’s life. Here are ten great reasons to become a Waltham Forest foster carer, as well as changing a child's life you will receive;

  1. Pay of up to £458 per week per child which includes your fee in recognition of your skills
  2. Up to 66 per cent off your Council Tax bill if you live in Waltham Forest or a payment toward your Council Tax if you live out of the Borough
  3. Discounted membership at any of our six leisure centres in Waltham Forest for you and your family
  4. Rewards - access to a lifestyle hub of Waltham Forest foster carer’s benefits. This gives you a variety of discounts off major brands
  5. Outstanding preparation and on-going training (Ofsted commended)
  6. A dedicated Social Worker and out of hours support
  7. A support group offering friendship and learning
  8. An allowance to help with setting up costs
  9. Fosternet – your very own web portal giving you access to information and training to help with your role
  10. Free membership with the Fostering Network - a national body for foster carers