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Fostering

We need foster carers who can remain focused on the needs of the child or children in their care at the most stressful times in any child’s life.

 

Children who need to be looked after come from different backgrounds and this needs to be reflected in the foster carers who are available to us. 

 

Our aim in the Vale of Glamorgan is to make sure that all foster children are looked after in an appropriate environment to their needs and due to our ongoing recruitment campaign we are well on the way of being able to match children of all ages to appropriately skilled foster carers.

 

Our foster carers are supported throughout the fostering process and have access to support, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The supervising social workers in Vale of Glamorgan Placements and Permanency team work directly with the social workers of the children being placed into care.

 

This means that there is an efficient exchange of information regarding each individual case and the needs of both children and carers are explored with each placement.

Family out for walkWho can foster?

We need all types of people to care for all types of children.

 

Who can foster

Already fostering

Boy playing consoleTypes of fostering

Foster care ranges from short to long term, respite and emergency.

 

 

 

Types of fostering 

 

Family exercising at homeTraining and Support

We offer 24/7 support throughout your fostering career.

 

Support

Training

Family in the seaApplication to Foster

Find out more about our application process.

 

 

Application to Foster

Toddler and adultWhy Us?

The benefits of fostering with the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

 

Why us?