Renfrewshire Council

Five great reasons to foster with us

There are many advantages to fostering with Renfrewshire Council. We've listed five of the main ones here...

1. We are keeping local children within the community

By becoming a foster carer for Renfrewshire Council. you will put something back in the community by giving a local child the chance of a more positive future and fulfilling life.

By dedicating yourself to foster care, you will be investing in Renfrewshire's future.

Children from Renfrewshire benefit from having carers in the area as:

  • They can still go to their current school - this minimises the amount of change the child experiences.
  • They stay in their local community - this helps children stay close to family and friends.
  • They are the future of Renfrewshire - they can become the future employees, employers, students and residents of Renfrewshire.

We welcome applicants within a 25-mile radius of Renfrewshire.

2. We offer excellent allowances and support

We offer generous allowances to all our carers and give dedicated support from a team of professionals.

You will have the opportunity to network with other carers and join a foster care support group. You will also receive an exclusive membership of the Fostering Network with its comprehensive training and development programme.

3. Fostering is considered a profession

With the experience gained, generous income, training, and the opportunity to advance your social care qualifications, fostering is becoming recognised as a formal profession.

4. Renfrewshire's Fostering Team have years of experience behind them

The Fostering Team is mac de up of skilled social workers who have years of experience working with children and foster carers. They offer excellent guidance and support in any situation.

5. We are a small and friendly local authority

We stay in regular contact with our foster carers and make regular visits to make sure everything is going well.

As a foster carer for Renfrewshire Council, you will:

  • have your own Supervising Social Worker who will help guide you throughout your career as a social worker
  • receive training every year
  • advance your skills through our Therapeutic Care Programme
  • be invited to monthly support groups
  • have a private membership of the Fostering Network, and
  • be invited to bring your own children along to our seasonal day trip with the 'We Care Too' Group.
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