Fostering in Stoke on Trent

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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.

Foster Care Vacancies in Stoke on Trent.

There is a huge need for foster carers. Applicants are required to have 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.

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Fostering Statistics: West Midlands

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

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

Children with disability : 250
2%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 420
4%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Stoke on Trent?

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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