Support for Foster carers

The support from Social Services is brilliant and you will learn a great deal that stands you in good stead with all your relationships.

We believe all children and young people should live in a caring, safe and stable home. We want to provide you, whether you’re an experienced or new foster carer, with as much support as possible to help you and your foster child. We have a range of support available which includes various carer support groups, 24-hour emergency support and guidance, a mentoring service, specific training and development opportunities and good financial packages. We also hold a range of activities throughout the year which all your family can enjoy.

Here are some of the ways that we can help you as a foster carer in Carmarthenshire:

  • Carer Support Group
  • Social events e.g. Christmas parties and summer outings, plus other events throughout the year
  • Children of Foster Carer support group
  • Looked after Children’s Group with links to Voices from Care
  • Mentoring Service
  • Preparation training and assessment
  • 24-hour emergency phone line and support
  • Extensive training and development opportunities, many linked to outside agencies
  • Supervising social worker to support individual carer households
  • Monthly supervision/support meeting
  • Long service awards
  • Good financial packages: View our current Fostering Allowances
  • Our staff are skilled and experienced
  • Looked After Children’s Nurse
  • Looked After Children’s Education Co-ordinator
  • Specialist Health Services inclusive of  Emotional and Autism Support Services
  • Our service is a member of the Fostering Network (Wales)
  • Registered service with CSSIW

Foster with your local Council

  • Help local children
  • Help them to stay in their local area and local schools
  • Support and training on your doorstep
  • Experienced team nearby that you can trust to be there every step of the way
  • Join over 400 local families who already foster with us

Quick checklist….

  • have you got a spare bedroom?
  • spare time to spend with children?
  • are you over 21?

Enquire Today

We have a team of friendly, experienced Fostering Advisors who you can have a no obligation conversation with to find out more about becoming a Foster Carer. There will be no pressure, no hard sell, just good advice and information.