Become a Foster Carer | Change a Child’s Life & Your Own

Why Foster?

There are so many reasons to foster, and much like the young people we support, each foster carer’s reasons are unique.

Many foster carers tell us it’s always something they’ve wanted to do; it’s just waiting for the right time. Many of our foster carers wait, for example until their children are grown up and have ‘flown the nest’. If fostering is something you know you want to do but are unsure whether the time is right, we’d be happy to chat to you.

At Kibble, our foster carers enjoy being able to give a child or young person a loving family. A place where they can call home, where they are accepted for who they are, and for someone to believe in them and wants the best for them. To foster is to give a young person a childhood and happy memories that will last forever.

Types of Foster Care

We provide a range of foster care placements to meet both the needs of the young person and the foster carer.

Due to early childhood experiences, many children and young people find themselves coming into foster care.  We aim to provide them with opportunities and positive experiences which promote development.

We will talk to you to find out the most suitable role for you.

Full-time Foster Carer

This is when you have a young person placed on a full-time basis. For this type of placement, we would not expect you to have any additional job.

  • Full care team around for 24-hour support
  • Allocated qualified supervising social worker
  • Allocated keyworker and co keyworker who provides support for the young people and carers carry out focused pieces of work, support all aspects of the care plan
  • Key time and outreach support provided by qualified care staff
  • Excellent training and qualification opportunities
  • Generous fees and allowances – earn up to £35k
  • Regular supervision
  • 28 days annual leave

Full-time Planned Short Breaks Carer

This is when you offer flexible short breaks care to any of the young people already within the service and would be paid a monthly professional fee.

  • Full care team around for 24-hour support
  • Allocated qualified supervising social worker
  • Key time and outreach support provided by qualified care staff
  • Excellent training and qualification opportunities
  • Generous fees and allowances
  • Regular supervision
  • 28 days annual leave

Part-time Planned Short Breaks Carer

This is when you offer flexible short breaks care to any of the young people already within the service and would be paid a pro-rata professional fee.

  • Full care team around for 24-hour support
  • Allocated qualified supervising social worker
  • Key time and outreach support provided by qualified care staff
  • Excellent training and qualification opportunities
  • Generous fees and allowances
  • Regular supervision
  • 28 days annual leave pro rata

Generous fees and allowances. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

Find out what you can earn