Support for foster carers

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We pride ourselves on the outstanding support we offer our foster carers and will make sure that you are fully prepared and supported to fulfil this role.

As a foster carer for Derby City Council you will have access to the following:

• tailored pre-approval training
• access to ongoing training to develop your skills once you are approved, linked to payment for skills
• opportunity for career progression and recognised qualifications
• your own personal, local supervising social worker
• monthly support visits (more, if required)
• a 24/7 fostering helpline
• 21 days paid respite per year
• free membership to Derby City Foster Carers Association
• free membership to the Fostering Network
• access to local foster carers’ Support Groups
• optional mentoring with an established foster carer
• Plus One Scheme – free theatre tickets and performing arts classes
• Max Cards – to obtain free/discounted admission to a variety of national attractions
• Derby Active Recreation Leisure Card – discounted leisure activities in Derby
• opportunity to promote fostering for Derby City Council

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