Why foster with us?
Fostering is a rewarding role which makes a massive difference to vulnerable children and young people. We urgently need foster carers who can provide safe, nurturing and loving homes to children in Angus.
Keep children local
We think it’s important that Angus children are placed with local families. Coming into care can be very unsettling for a child. Being near friends and family, continuing hobbies and clubs is important for the children and can lead to much more positive outcomes for them.
We place Angus children with our own carers first. We only place children with foster carers through agencies when we have no suitable local carers available. Being placed with agency foster carers often means the child will need to live in a different town or city which can be very upsetting.
Support and training
- Fostering for your council, means your social worker and the children’s social worker all work for the same organisation, following the same policies.
- Your supervising social worker will support you and make sure you have everything you need to give the children in your care a positive experience.
- Your supervising social worker will meet with you regularly to offer advice, guidance and support regarding all aspects of fostering. You’ll also have peace of mind with our ‘out of hours’ team in case of any emergencies.
- We have a lovely fostering family community who will offer support.
- Our training is local and covers a wide range of topics, taking advantage of the latest developments, from attachment to trauma. Training is regular and ongoing throughout your journey as a foster carer.
- We also offer short breaks for foster carers, because we know that sometimes you might need a break.
Fees and allowances
Along with the fostering fee, you will also receive our weekly allowance for every child in your care. The amount you receive depends on the age of the child and is for you to support the child throughout their placement with you. For example, in your first year you can get up to £26.5k caring for one child.
There are three levels of fostering fee and these depend on the combination of training and experience you can offer. There is an opportunity to develop a career in
Already a foster carer?
If you’re already an approved carer with another agency and would like to become a carer with us, please get in touch and a social worker will be happy to discuss the next steps.