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This Statement of Purpose sets out what services are provided for children who are placed with Somerset’s Fostering Service and also includes those provided by other agencies. Download
Fostering allowances are payable to foster carers to cover all the needs of children and young people.
All foster carers are paid a fee to reflect the type of placement they offer and the skills, experience and commitment they bring to fostering. This is in addition to the allowance received for the child. The fee scheme provides a clear career pathway for foster carers to progress through the levels if they wish to. Download
This Statement of Purpose sets out what services are provided for children looked after, birth families, potential and prospective adopters, adopted children, adopted adults and support services to Special Guardians. Download
This is a report about the fostering service's performance in the last year and looking forward to the year ahead. Download
This is a report about the adoption service's performance in the last year and looking forward to the year ahead. Download
This document gives you information on the fees and allowances foster carers receive. Download
Do you want to help promote fostering in Somerset? Download our poster and put it up in your local area. Thank you! Download
List of recommended reading for prospective adopters. Download
A list of recommended reading for anyone considering becoming a foster carer. Download
Find out more about how the Foster Panel works and how to appeal against their decisions. Download
Information leaflet on The Adoption Contact Register. The purpose of the Adoption Contact Register is to put adopted people and their birth parents or other relatives in touch with each other where this is what they both want. Download
Information leaflet for Birth Families who are placing their baby for adoption or who's child is being placed for adoption. Download
Information for step parents considering adoption. Download
Information for adopted adults to help them in finding out about their birth families. Download
This is a copy of the agreement foster carers sign when they are approved. Download
Information about the rights of Social Care clients. Download
Find out what you need to be a Treatment Foster Carer Oregon by reading this job description. Download
Download this booklet to find out about all the training offered to foster carers. Download
Foster Carers are people who offer a safe, stable home to a child or teenager when their own family are unable to do so. As a Foster Carer you can make a real difference to a child or young person who needs this extra support.
A spare room in your home, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, and bucket loads of patience are a must. People from all walks of life can apply to
foster – It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, in a same sex relationship, own or rent your home, have children of your own, or not. Download
Help a parent and his/her young child as a Parent and Child Foster Carer. Download
Short Break Care is a specialist fostering service for disabled children and young people. Teenagers or children might have a learning disability, a physical or sensory disability, significant health care needs, or a combination of these.
Skilled Foster Carers look after many of these children on a regular basis. Download
Could you offer a young person in crisis guidance, stability, and a place to call home? We offer on-call support, fantastic training and the chance to be part of a dedicated team - read about our schemes here. Download
Guidance for foster carers on how to manage children and young people's behaviour with confidence. Download
This is the Council's statement on how children in care will be looked after. Download
Edited version of the Community Care Inform Children’s guide to the responsibilities
of the carers and social workers involved in fostering. Download
A Guide for Foster Carers 2017 Download
A guide to how it works for families Download