Fostering in Romford

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If you live in Romford and are considering becoming a foster parent, Simply Fostering is here for you.

Here at Simply Fostering, we are a team of registered independent social workers dedicated to helping you get the most out of your fostering career. Whether you are totally new to foster care, ready to apply, or are an approved carer thinking about changing agency- we have the expertise and dedication needed to help you take the next steps. Our aim is to make the process of becoming a foster carer, from start to end, as smooth and easy as possible. With such a vast amount of information available, the process can seem quite daunting. Don’t worry, we are here to help!

Almost everyone in the fostering industry knows that there is currently a shortage of foster carers in the UK. Fostering in Romford, however, is an area that needs to be given particular attention right now. Our aim is to raise awareness of the shortage of carers in this area, so that more know about the need for new people to consider the process. We also aim to provide information on how the pay for fostering in Romford works, how to choose the best fostering agency in Romford for your needs, and much more.

Fostering in Romford, what is an allowance?

Foster carers in the UK are given a weekly allowance and often a professional fee as well, and the uses and reasons for each are slightly different. The allowances for fostering in Romford are designed to help you cover the cost of caring for the foster child. This is where you will be aided in purchasing food, clothing, toiletries, and other general costs relating to the general care you will provide. The actual figure will vary placement to placement, depending on a few different factors.

When people refer to the ‘pay for fostering in Romford’, many are pointing towards the fee payments made on top of allowances which recognise the time and skills you are committing in caring for the child. Although there is not a legal requirement for a fee to be paid, many agencies do offer one, and it will vary depending on the type of care you are providing, the number of children in your care, and the agency you choose to go with. This may be a factor in deciding which is the best fostering agency in Romford for you, more information on which can be found elsewhere on our website.

While it’s important to remember the pay for fostering in Romford should never be the driving factor in your decision to take on the role, it does need to be considered. The portion of funding you will receive coming under allowances is there for the care of the child, whereas fees are there as an additional amount to compensate for the efforts of the foster parent. The presence of this compensation has led to many seeing foster care as a career choice as well as an opportunity to help a vulnerable young person.

Fostering in Romford: A bit about the community

The Romford area (demographically defined as the wards of Romford Town and Brooklands) is home to a rich, diverse community of people. The population stands at over 26’000 as of the most recent ONS census and is home to a wide variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds. Within this population are children who have been exposed to conditions of neglect, abuse, or other forms of mistreatment, and are therefore in need of members of the community to take them in as foster parents.

With a rich historical background and plenty of opportunities to get involved in learning, sports, and other activities, Romford is an area in which many can move forward in their lives with the right support at home.

Apply to foster in Romford with Simply Fostering!

Unfortunately, many appear to dismiss the prospect of foster care due to the seemingly complicated nature of the process. At Simply Fostering we have all the information you need, from eligibility to allowances, all available in simple and comprehensive terms. Fostering in Romford is a fantastic opportunity not only for the child in question but also for you to develop your skills in a rewarding role like no other.

If you think there is a chance it might be for you, we also have the option to take our free, ‘no obligation’ fostering eligibility quiz, to take the first steps to becoming a foster parent.

If you’d still like to learn more, and want more information on the pay for fostering in Romford or eligibility advice tailored to your specific circumstances- do not hesitate to get in touch.

Apply to foster in Romford today, it might be the best decision you ever make. Come and join the family!

Fostering Statistics: London

Total Children in Care, London 2020
Foster Care Placements, London 2020

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

Children with disability : 300
3%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 1770
18%

Popular Placement Types: As a modern multicultural city, London has large numbers of foster children from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.  As a result, Fostering Agencies seek BME foster carers to give these young people a culturally sensitive supportive base from which to flourish. 

18% of London’s foster care placements are for Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers. A significant number of this group are over 16 years of age and male. 

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Did you Know - Romford?

The name of the town Romford means ‘the wide or spacious ford’ and the River Rom which flows through the town is a tributary of the River Thames.

Romford is known for its weekly market which began over 800 years ago, originally as a sheep market. It is one of the largest street markets in the Southeast.

Greyhound racing is big business in Romford. The stadium was started in 1931 by Archer Leggett and the racing track is now one of the most visited in the UK. In 1936, twelve cheetahs were imported from Kenya for a cheetah racing event. The event failed because the cheetahs weren’t interested in chasing the hare.

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