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New Stoke on Trent foster carers wanted

Want to take the next step in the fostering process?

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.

The best Stoke fostering agency?

From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Stoke on Trent, 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.

Fostering career – Find the right agency, support, allowances.

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 enquiry form, and get fostering right first time!

Careers in fostering UK

There is a huge need for foster carers. Those who would like to become a foster carer need to understand that there would be an assessment of family background, communication skills, ability to understand the needs of the children and their development, and the flexibility to attend training sessions and various meetings.

Short term, long term, emergency fostering, remand fostering, specialised therapeutic fostering are all different types of fostering in the UK. Depending on personal skills and other circumstances, the fostering agency Fostering Panel will decide which types of placements the foster carer can look after. It may only take four months for the entire assessment process to be completed.

Did you know?

About Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire in the West Midlands
Stoke-on-Trent is a federation of six much older towns, Hanley, Burslem, Longton, Stoke, Tunstall and Fenton, locals prefer to use ‘the Potteries’ instead of the official title of ‘Stoke-on-Trent’.

Josiah Wedgwood set up his business in 1759, and built one of Britain’s first large factories, in Burslem, where he was born. Historically there were up to 4,000 bottle kilns, there are 46 still standing and most are listed buildings.

The biggest ever discovery of Anglo-Saxon gold, the Staffordshire Hoard, worth £3.3 million, was found by a metal detectorist, Sir Stanley Matthews and Captain E. J. Smith, the captain of the ill-fated Titanic were born in Hanley.

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