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Recommend a friend

At Foster for Bradford, we are delighted by the number of referrals we have received for our foster families via our Recommend-a-Friend scheme.

We know that some people have found it harder than others to know people in their social circles who may be interested in fostering, which means some of you have not had the chance to benefit as yet.

With this in mind, we've put together some posts that you can copy and share on your social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or Twitter. 

You can share these on your personal pages - or to any groups you are active in - school WhatsApp groups for example or your local area Facebook group. We are sure you will have your own groups and ideas of where you can post. 

 

Once you've shared the post, reply to any comments made and send someone a personal message to take the conversation out of the public domain. Make sure you get their full name and their email address if you don't already know it. 

When they are ready to enquire, copy and send the email below with the link to booking a call back with the Recruitment Officer. They must give your name when they have that phone call. 

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How to share

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Download the image you would like to use on to your device and share to your chosen social media platform. 

Bradford Council is a Fostering Friendly Employer

If you work for Bradford Council, you will be pleased to know that we are a ‘Fostering Friendly Employer’, which means, as an employer, we understand and value the contribution foster carers make to the lives of looked after children and their local communities.

 

We are committed to supporting you and your family on your fostering journey with additional paid time off during the application process for training and placements. 

 

We understand you may prefer flexible working hours and require unexpected time off when you are looking after a child. As a foster carer, you will be entitled to exactly the same rights as any other parent so you can support your family.

How much time do I need to dedicate as a holiday foster carer?

Our holiday foster carers offer a range of part-time care according to their own availability and choice. Demand for respite placements is always higher during the school holidays and at weekends. 

 

When you begin your fostering journey, we will discuss your availability and your individual needs and make a decision that is right for you and your family.

Other fostering options

We also offer other part-time fostering options, which may be better suited to your current circumstances and drive to support children from our district. 

 

Learn more about these different types of fostering by downloading our information pack.

How much do holiday foster carers get paid?

Though money may not be your main focus when considering foster care, it is important to know how much you could earn as a holiday foster carer for Bradford Fostering.

 

Holiday foster carers are paid for each session they look after a child or young person.

 

Depending on the age of the child and your level of experience, you could earn up to £50.52 per day to look after a child in the Bradford district.

 

To learn more about our rates, please download our rates sheet.

Are there any special requirements to be a holiday foster carer?

Though part-time foster carers don’t look after a child full-time, you still need to meet all of the national fostering requirements.

 

This includes being aged over 21, having a spare bedroom and fluency in the English language. You can learn more about our fostering requirements here. 

 

If you would like to foster children who have complex health needs or disabilities who require part-time specialist care, you may have to have experience in this area.

 

If this is an area of fostering you are interested in, we are always looking for foster families who can provide specialist care as well.

Upcoming events

  • Shipley library drop in & chat - 12th October 2023
    Shipley library drop in & chat - 12th October 2023
    Thu, 12 Oct
    Shipley Library
    12 Oct, 16:30 – 19:00
    Shipley Library, 2 Well Croft, Shipley BD18 3QH, UK
    12 Oct, 16:30 – 19:00
    Shipley Library, 2 Well Croft, Shipley BD18 3QH, UK
    Come and find out about why we need foster carers in Bradford. We’ll talk you through the fostering process, our different schemes, the support available to you and give you the opportunity to ask us questions.
  • Bowling Park Lodge Cafe drop in - 18th Nov
    Bowling Park Lodge Cafe drop in - 18th Nov
    Sat, 18 Nov
    Bradford
    18 Nov, 09:30 – 11:00
    Bradford, 263 Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD5 8RA, UK
    18 Nov, 09:30 – 11:00
    Bradford, 263 Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD5 8RA, UK
    Come and find out about why we need foster carers in Bradford. We’ll talk you through the fostering process, our different schemes, the support available to you and give you the opportunity to ask us questions.

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