Training and support


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    Fostering social worker

    As soon as you are approved, you will have your own dedicated social worker who’ll visit you regularly, and more often if needed. Your social worker will be a listening ear and will provide support to you and your family, offering advice about any concerns or worries you may have.

    Child social worker

    Every child or young person who is looked after by the local authority has their own social worker, who works closely with both the child and their family. They will visit regularly to see the child and offer any help or guidance you may need.

    Out of hours support

    Our emergency duty team is available out of hours and weekends to support you with any queries or help you may need.

    Social events

    The team organises regular free social events including Christmas parties, theme park visits and summer events. There are also local support groups available for foster carers to attend.

    Facebook group

    The team has a private Facebook group just for East Riding foster carers so they can share tips, ideas and support. You will be invited to join once you are approved as an East Riding foster carer.

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    Example 1

    Susan is a new foster carer, she is a level one carer and looks after Oscar aged 3.

    Susan receives a weekly payment of £276.13.

    The additional payments for holidays and birthdays, alongside an annual ‘loyalty bonus’ equates to an additional £22.20 per week.

    So overall Susan will receive £15,513.28 per year, tax free, roughly equivalent to an annual taxable salary of around £17,000 per year.

    Example 2

    Tony has been fostering for 8 years and is a level three carer. He looks after Cody, aged 16.

    Tony receives a weekly payment of £486.05.

    This means Tony receives £27,628.80 per year including his additional payments and loyalty bonus, roughly equivalent to an annual taxable salary of around £34,000 per year.

    Example 3

    Jessica has been fostering for three years and is a level two carer. Jessica fosters a sibling group of three girls, Chloe, 6 years, Gracie, age 11 and Evie, age 15.

    Jessica receives a weekly payment of £1,099.94.

    With the additional loyalty bonus, holiday and birthday allowances Jessica will receive £58,296.82 per year, roughly equivalent to an annual salary of £84,000 per year.