Our team will continue to support and guide you now you are a foster carer:

  • Social worker – Your social worker will visit you regularly, join you at different meetings and support you with the children placed in your care.
  • Training – Your social worker will continuously provide advice about how to develop new skills and will recommend relevant training courses. We will provide a comprehensive training programme.
  • Support groups – You will be invited to attend Monmouthshire’s regular support groups, to hear guest speakers and meet other foster carers. As a foster carer you will automatically be enrolled as a member of The Fostering Network. Foster carers will also have access to Yammer, which is a platform for safe on line communication  between our foster carers and members of the Fostering Team.

Payments

  • Discounts – Different discount schemes are available to enable you and your foster children to pay reduced entrance fees to some of the local and national attractions.
  • Allowance – You will receive a weekly maintenance allowance that covers the cost of caring for a fostered child. This amount is set in accordance with the Welsh Government guidance.
  • Fee – You will also receive a weekly fee in recognition of your time, skills and experience. This amount is set by Monmouthshire
  • Payments and allowances

Click here to view the Fostering Allowances & Skills Payments page

Contact Us on 01873 735950

fostering@monmouthshire.gov.uk

monmouthshire.gov.uk/fostering