Benefits At A Glance

What are the benefits of fostering with Bradford Fostering? Apart from working with young people, our current carers love our community spirit, great financial rewards and career development opportunities.

Competitive Fees and Allowances

At Bradford Fostering, we want you to feel supported. That's why we provide financial support to all our foster carers for the amazing work they do.

 

We pay our foster carers £561 per week on average.

28 Days Paid Annual Leave

As a foster carer, you’ll give a vulnerable child a caring, safe and stable home for as long as they need it. We also acknowledge that you in turn may need some personal time too. 

 

That’s why we give all our foster carers 28 days paid leave every year.

24/7 Professional Support

The best foster carers are those who feel supported. That's why we provide 24/7 support to all our carers to help you with any issues you may have.

 

Right from the start, you will be assigned your own dedicated social worker, and have access to a dedicated therapeutic social work team and access to the children's social workers too.

 

We will always be just a phone call away.

Extensive Training Opportunities and Rewards

Unlock your career potential while making a difference to the lives of local children.

 

Becoming a foster carer is a brilliant opportunity to make a difference to a young person’s life. It  also gives you the chance to develop your own professional skills.

 

Your training and development starts from the moment we accept your application. You'll be supported through your initial training to help you become a foster carer, but the learning doesn't stop there.

 

After your approval, we'll continue to support you to learn new skills to help you in your role. As you progress as a foster carer, your weekly fees will also rise to recognise your experience and knowledge.

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Engaged and Supportive Community

As a foster carer, you're never alone. Our community of foster carers meet up regularly to make new friends and share useful tips and advice.

With Bradford Fostering, you are given free membership of The Fostering Network, the UK's largest fostering charity.

 

We also have a dedicated support platform just for LGBT+ carers. 

Carers and their foster children can also make new friends through the award-winning Mockingbird scheme, which connects foster families in our district together. 
 

Discounts and Reward

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Let the fostering fun begin. Our carers receive free and discounted admission to 100's of UK attractions.

Whether you're a fan of history or heights, you can take advantage of hundreds of discounts with Max Card and your inclusive Fostering Network membership. Here's some of our favourites:

  • Get 10% off at Go Ape treetop adventures 

  • Carers and their families go free at dozens of local museums

  • Discounted and free tickets at local theatres

  • holiday discounts with Haven, Hoseasons and cottages.com

  • 15% discount on art and craft supplies with home delivery from Bakers Ross

There's 263 discounted and free days out and resort stays within 50 miles of Bradford - where will you visit first?

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"Each day there was something to celebrate"

Kal and Ash, foster carers

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