why foster with us?
support and rewards
finance and allowances
Through fostering with the Foster Wales Conwy team, you’ll receive generous financial allowances. These allowances are based on factors such as the type of fostering you undertake, how many children you foster, and the duration time.
In Conwy, there are foster carers who receive between £9200 and £28,768 per year.
Being a foster carer in Conwy comes with extensive rewards. In addition to dedicated support and financial allowances, you’ll also get:
- CADW membership
- Ffit card
- MAX card
the foster wales national commitment
All 22 Local Authorities in Wales have signed up to the National Commitment, an agreed package of training, support and rewards that all our foster carers get to enjoy. As a Foster Wales foster carer, you’ll benefit from:
By becoming a part of the Foster Wales team, you’ll be connecting with those who have responsibility for every child in foster care across Wales, and you’ll be helping us to keep children in their local community.
We work with you, the children you foster, and every professional involved with their care as one big team. Our focus on connection helps to ensure that the children under our care, and their foster families, have the best possible futures.
learning and development
Our shared, considered, and proven support package is a reward that all Foster Wales members benefit from; learning and growth are key parts of what we offer.
We provide the professional training and preparation you need to develop into a confident and capable foster carer and meet the needs of children in your care.
As a Foster Wales foster carer, you’ll be given an individual personal learning record and development plan to document the progress you’re making and put into action plans for the future.
With Foster Wales, you can always count on someone to support and encourage you at every point in your journey. We’re available around the clock.
You’ll have an experienced, professional social worker on hand to support you, your family and your whole network.
You’ll also have access to a range of support groups, where you’ll become acquainted with other foster carers. This will give you the chance to talk, listen and share your stories. Peer support is available with every local Foster Wales team and can help to improve your wellbeing.
Professional support is accessible too. We’re dedicated to working together with our foster carers, which means we’re always available. No matter what day or time it is.
You’ll find new communities here, including support groups for men who foster, to specialist kinds of foster carers.
Staying connected is something we focus on. The fostering community will bring you closer to other foster families, helping you to make new friendships, gain new experiences and create new memories.
You’ll also be able to access a wealth of information and advice online, so you’ll never feel on your own.
When you join Foster Wales, we cover your membership to The Fostering Network (TFN) and the Association for Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru, so you can obtain access to independent support, private advice, guidance and additional rewards. That’s how much we care.
shaping the future
Where we’ve come from is important, but we focus on shaping the future for children. Building a better life for a child is at the heart of what we do.
As a Foster Wales foster carer, you’ll be encouraged to make your voice heard. Your views will influence how we move forward with how we operate in Conwy, but they’ll also be listened to across the country. There will be opportunities for you to consult and influence the future of fostering in Wales.