Support

How does Abacus support foster carers?

Abacus Fostering go above and beyond to ensure you are fully supported in your role as a foster carer. We are a dedicated team who provide dedicated support and training including:

  • Monthly supervision to nurture and develop your professional role as a foster carer
  • Monthly support visits identifying and meeting your individual needs
  • Access to our 24-hour duty cover 365 days a year and a personal support worker you are familiar with
  • Weekly phone support & additional visits when required
  • In depth Preparation to Foster Training and Induction Programme for all new foster carers
  • Specialised ongoing training to meet individual needs
  • Support and guidance in completing CDWD foster care standards
  • Organised activities for Children and Young People in foster care, including all children in the family
  • Specialised support and activities for all birth children of foster carers
  • Additional festival, holiday and birthday allowances
  • A fortnight of paid respite per year or additional payment if not taken
  • Family Support Workers to support Children and Young People in placement
  • A comprehensive fostering handbook
  • Membership of Foster Talk, including access to their legal advice line
  • A fostering allowance that reflects the professional nature of the task and a generous child care allowance to meet the rising costs of caring for children.

Abacus Fostering recognise fostering as a professional role and understands the financial demands of caring for children and young people, therefore we provide a very generous financial package which rewards our foster carers for their role and gives a generous child care allowance to meet children and young people’s needs.

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Want to know more about fostering?

Get in touch to learn how Abacus can help you with fostering.