Wiltshire Council - Fostering with Wiltshire
Every 20 minutesa young personcomes into care.

Could you give them a place to call home?

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    Who Can Be A Foster Carer?

    Who Can Be A Foster Carer?

    We work with foster carers from all walks of life.

    We welcome applications from people of all religions, sex, genders, race, age, sexual orientation and marital status.

    As long as you're...

    • over 21
    • have a spare room
    • and healthy enough to meet the challenges and rewards fostering will provide

    ...we'd love to hear from you.

    Can I Be A Wiltshire Foster Carer If...

    ... I rent my home?

    Yes! All you need is a spare room for each foster child and your landlord’s permission.

    ... I have a young family?

    Yes! Your birth children will play an important role in making the foster child/children feel right at home.

    ... I have a job?

    Yes! Many of our carers work from home or fit their work schedule around fostering.

    Why Foster With Wiltshire Council?

    We’re focused on finding local foster carers for local young people. We always try to keep young people within the local area and make sure siblings find a home where they can stay together.

    What really matters to us is keeping young people safe.

    The Benefits:

    Buddy scheme

    We buddy up all our new foster carers with an experienced foster carer.

    Local support

    You and your family will receive round the clock support, with a dedicated local support worker, out of hours telephone support and monthly local support groups.

    Shop discounts

    You’ll benefit from great discounts in high street shops in Wiltshire and concessions at local sports, recreation, and leisure facilities.

    There's a lot of support for you from Wiltshire Council, so if you have a wobble there's someone you can talk to. There's a good network around.

    Mark, Foster Carer

    What Will You Be Paid?

    Within the fostering service we offer three payment levels for our foster carers:

    • Carer
    • Advanced
    • Specialist

    To find out which level is right for you, take a look at our payments breakdown.

    Download ourPayments Breakdown!

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    Interested in finding out more about fostering with us? Download a copy of our information brochure?

    Download a copy of our information brochure.