Fostering in Herefordshire

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One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Herefordshire, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of fostering. Allowance, babies, children, teens, agency advice?

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups.

Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.

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To be a foster carer you will need to have:

  • The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
  • A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
  • Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
  • Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
  • A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online fostering quiz, and get fostering right first time!

Fostering Statistics: North West

Total Children in Care, North West 2020
Foster Care Placements, North West 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the North West, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 300
2%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 420
3%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Herefordshire?

Although the record of the marriage ceremony is kept in a vault in the Worcestershire county record office, Shakespeare was probably married in Worcester and in the 14th century, babies in Herefordshire were baptised in cider because it was cleaner than water.

Herefordshire is home to the world’s biggest cider mill and the Cider Museum opened in 1981.

There are five market towns, Leominster, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Bromyard and Kington and the name Hereford means the ford used by the army.

Perdiswell Airfield in Worcester was the first municipally owned airport in the world and in World War two it became the headquarters of  81 Group Fighter Command and today, Hereford’s industries include food canning, brewing, furniture making, leather, brick making and making nickel alloys.

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