Independent Support Services
As a foster carer your Local Authority may offer you free membership to an independent organisation, for example The Fostering Network or Foster Talk. Independent support can be vital for foster carers. For example, legal advice in the unlikely event of an allegation or dispute.
As a member, your fostering service will have access to benefits to help you in your vital role, including practice support and guidance. Alongside this you will have access to expert advice, the latest information about fostering and the right support when it’s needed. There’s a wide range of other benefits too.
Helplines are staffed by practice experts from across the UK. Information and advice can be provided on a wide range of fostering issues.